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Gifted Support Group: Emotional Regulation
November 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Emotional regulation: what is it? And how do we support it? Olivia will help us dig deeper to uncover the complexity of emotional regulation. She will provide information about sensory processing and how it impacts our student’s participation both in home and at school. She will also discuss strategies and “toolbox” ideas to bring regulation into their lives. This presentation is for parents whose child is struggling with dysregulation, meltdowns, decreased frustration tolerance, difficulty making mistakes, or shut downs.
About the Speaker
Olivia is a licensed occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience supporting kids and their families in both the private and public-school sector. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist, supporting clients experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, sexual identity questions, life/career transitions, and aging. Olivia is also a mother of three, two with neuro-differences, and uniquely integrates her professional expertise and lived experiences with her clients. She is the co-division leader of the OT department at The Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA. She is also the co-director of The Center for Connection and Neurodiversity in Duarte, Ca, which is part of the flagship center in Pasadena. Olivia specializes in providing support to children, adults, and their families through a neurodevelopmental, relational, sensory integrative, anti-behavioral, playful approach. She, along with her colleagues, provides one-to-one therapy, parent consultations, paraprofessional training, in-services, and assessments. She is a regular speaker at professional conferences and universities integrating occupational therapy, marriage and family therapy, and the parent perspective.