Friday, August 16 2019 from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Registration deadline 8/9/19.

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Morgan Taylor 
Park Center Inc. 
260-481-2700 ext. 2019 


Grand Wayne Convention Center 
120 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Park Center is an approved sponsor of continuing education with:


American Psychological Association (CE hours: 6)

Park Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Park Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 Indiana Behavioral Health Board (CE hours: 6)

Approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMFTA, LMHC, LMHCA, and LAC. However, licensees must judge the program's relevance to their professional practice.

Indiana State Psychology Board (CE hours: 6)

Approved sponsor of continuing education programs for psychologists.

 Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (CE hours: 6)

Approved provider of training of Indiana law enforcement officer and support personnel.

National Board for Certified Counselors (CE hours: 6)

Park Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 5129. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Park Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

NAADAC (CE hours: 6)

Approved NAADAC education provider.

Ohio CSWMFTB (CE hours: 6)

Approved sponsor of continuing education programs (for counselors and social workers only). Provider number: RCS038704




Calming the Storm: Self-Regulation Strategies for Children with ADHD, High-Functioning Autism, Learning Disabilities & Sensory Disorders

Overview: This workshop will help you to better intervene with the challenging child - the one who will not sit still; doesn't follow directions; often throws tantrums; or has difficulty waiting for their turn. They react impulsively and have difficulty expressing what they need or what is frustrating them. We know this child is intelligent, caring and kind, but their behavior doesn't reflect these positive qualities. These are the children who confuse and frustrate parents and who overwhelm teachers and peers.

Join clinical psychologist, Dr. Laura Ehelrt, and learn how to effectively intervene with emotional and behavioral dysregulation using techniques that address the sensory, language and executive functioning processing deficits that trigger them. Through discussion and hands-on activities, you will learn how to create appropriate behavioral expectations and environments that will help children with High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Sensory Processing Disorders.

Laura Ehlert, Psy.D., LP. is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children and adolescents with severe emotional/behavioral issues for over 25 years. She holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology where her training focused on developmental issues of childhood, and child psychopathology issues. Over the years, she has worked with thousands of youth in a variety of settings including hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospial programs, school day treatment and outpatient mental health settings. Dr. Ehlert maintains a private practice in Burnsville, Minnesota, where she specializes in working with clients who struggle with information and sensory processing deficits and associated emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. Professionals who have worked with Dr. Ehlert in the past have often commented that interventions she offered succeeded where others have failed.  


At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Communicate how sensory, language, and executive skills impairments create fight/flight/freeze and defensive responses that lead to dysregulation and related behavioral issues in children.
  • Select the appropriate intervention strategies to improve skills including self-control, social success, emotional regulation, and task-completion.
  • Employ behavior modification techniques and problem-solving strategies to diffuse escalated and oppositional behavior.
  • Implement environmental strategies to accommodate children's processing deficits and emotional regulation needs.
  • Utilize problem-solving strategies to develop appropriate behavioral expectations and coping mechanisms for improved self-regulation.
  • Apply cognitive restructuring strategies to reduce frequency, severity and duration of children's behavioral and emotional outbursts.

Who Should Attend: This intermediate level workshop is appropriate for all professionals who work with children who struggle with behavior and self-regulation skills. This includes psychologists, social workers, mental health professionals, teachers, OT, SLP, SPED, administrators and educators. .


8:00 - 8:30 am

Registration and light continental breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 

Improving our Perspective: Insight into the Child's Point of View

Sensory Deficits and Behavior

10:00 - 10:10


10:10 - 11:40

Language/Learning Deficits and Behavior

11:40 - 12:50 pm

Lunch (on your own)

12:50 - 2:20

Executive Functioning Deficits and Behavior

2:20 - 2:30 


2:30 - 4:00

Putting it Together: Behavioral & Problem Solving Strategies

Brain Training

Neuro-Biological Considerations