Presenter: Abby Wilson, Occupational Therapist
This presentation reviews emotional regulation across school-aged children, factors influencing self-regulation and ways to support the development of emotional regulation skills.
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Abby is an occupational therapist who has completed her honours research project titled “Supporting School Readiness - Self-regulation strategies utilised by New Zealand occupational therapists with children aged 3-6 years.” She presented this research at the NZOT conference and presents further education sessions around self-regulation, attachment, respectful parenting and child development.
The majority of Abby’s time is currently spent enjoying the early years with her young children, aged two and four. As president of her local playcentre, Abby volunteers for an organisation she believes in, supporting tamariki and their whanau to learn alongside each other.
Werry Workforce Whāraurau are proud to be able to offer a series of Monthly online trainings. These Lunchtime Learning events provide an opportunity for ongoing education and connection for the ICAMH, AOD, NGO and PHO sectors.
Future topics include:
Nutritional interventions to optimise mental health
Emotional regulation of young children
Youth and porn
Using genograms in whānau assessment
Maternal mental health
Rainbow youth and sexuality
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