Therapeutic Play in Teaching Self-Regulation

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408 North Bridge Rd, #02-01 Dioworks Main Hall (Near NLB)

408 North Bridge Road

02-01

Singapore, 188725

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An interactive workshop on designing play to teach Self-Regulation and practical strategies grounded on neuroscience with real examples.

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As Therapists, Teachers and Parents, we often have children who need help with emotional regulation, impulse control, planning, and follow instructions. All of these Self-Regulation Executive Functions skills that are crucial for the learning success of ALL children, particularly children with un-diagnosed or diagnosed learning/behavioural issues. Play is frequently adopted as a powerful method for us to engage young children in order to achieve therapeutic and educational goals; it would be very helpful for us to further enhance our practice and teaching in a way grounded on neuroscience and research.

In this workshop, we will introduce (1) how neuroscience supports play, (2) what we have learned from neuroscience and research in designing and structuring therapeutic play, and (3) practical strategies to teach Self-Regulation through play and real life examples.

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Dr. Yang Chien-Hui earned her Doctoral and Master's degrees in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Kansas, U.S.A., which is ranked the top 1 Special Education Graduate Programme in the United States. Dr. Yang served as an Assistant Professor at Missouri State University (US) and NIE/NTU (Singapore) for a combination of 9.5 years.

She later became an independent consultant for Early Childhood and Special Education (Mindsight Inclusion), while continuously trains MOE, Early Childhood and Special Education teachers on topics including supporting diverse learners, differentiated instruction, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), sensory and motor development, special needs research-based methods (eg., IEP, TEACCH, task analysis, social stories etc), inclusive practices in preschools, research methods and data-driven conversations. Moreover, she conducts Cognitive Therapy and Self-Regulation (Focused Attention) Therapy for children with diagnosed and un-diagnosed challenges. She also collaborates with therapists and a therapy company to develop programmes for students with special needs.

Dr. Yang has published 14 peer-reviewed journal articles, presented at 24 peer-reviewed conferences, and conducted 6 TV/Video interviews as well as 15 newspaper/radio interviews in Singapore (featured in Channel News Asia, The Strait Times). She also published a book chapter on Singapore’s Special Education through a publisher in the United States.

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408 North Bridge Rd, #02-01 Dioworks Main Hall (Near NLB)

408 North Bridge Road

02-01

Singapore, 188725

Singapore

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