Teaching and Supporting Self-Regulation

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Harvest Christian College

George Street

Kadina, SA 5554


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This workshop unpacks what self- regulation is, the theory behind it and practical strategies for your classroom.

About this Event

Self-regulation refers to the ability to maintain the appropriate level of alertness to match the situation. It involves having the ability to monitor and self-regulate behaviour, attention, social interactions and emotions.

The presenter will discuss:

Calming/ alerting techniques, sensory supports and thinking strategies to assist self-regulation.

The range of programs that assist with self regulation with a particular focus on the Alert Program, Zones and Interoception 101.

Interoception (a lesser known sensory system) and the impact on self-regulation.

Activities that assist with the development of appropriate behavioural and sensory strategies.

Evidence based practice and debate regarding self-regulation.

Intended Audience:

Early-childhood, junior primary, primary teachers & special educators/ teachers.


Dr Leanne Longfellow is a teacher, academic researcher and a parent of a young adult with disabilities. Her teaching career spans over 30 years and includes special education, early intervention and mainstream contexts. Leanne has provided numerous professional learning sessions for educators and presented at both Australian and international educational conferences.

Participants will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance referenced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers ✳︎
  • Electronic handouts of the powerpoint, notes and suggested reading
  • Hard copies of the notes and templates.
  • Afternoon tea

✳︎ Completing this workshop will contribute two hours of professional learning addressing Standard 1:6 'Design and implement teaching activities that support the participation and learning of students with disability and address relevant policy and legislative requirements' from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher accreditation in South Australia.

Testimonials from previous workshops:

'I loved that the topics covered and information expressed was applicable to all students not just those with special needs. It’s a whole class approach too! Very practical!' Nicole Zacher

'I liked the way the professional learning was presented with strategies to support behaviours.' Amelia Pickard

'Clear and to the point. Relatable to school environment. Do-able'. Marie Foreman'

'Full of information and examples, scenarios and ideas to take away. Talk time at the end of the session was good to be able to discuss different strategies'. Leesa

'I liked the examples during the slideshow. Breakdown of behaviour management strategies used now and overtime and how they have/ haven’t worked.' Alison McConachy

'Informative. Practical ideas for students with learning disabilities.' Helen Braley

'The strategies were clearly set out and identified and explained thoroughly.' Emily Shepherd

'This workshop exceeded all my expectations.' Abbie Kemp


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You can request an invoice by sending an email to info@inclusiveeducationplanning.com.au with the following information:

  • Name and location of event
  • Number of tickets
  • Name /s of participants
  • Name of the person/school/ organisation responsible for payment

What can I bring into the event?

You require a pen and something to lean on when writing.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact Inclusive Education Planning at info@inclusiveeducationplanning.com.au

What's the refund policy?

You are entitled to a refund up to 30 days prior to the event.

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Harvest Christian College

George Street

Kadina, SA 5554


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