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The Sensory Detectives Boot Camp is where I’ll teach you how to actually regulate your child using the best regulation techniques for their nervous system at the most optimal times. After all, what’s the value in knowing how to detect dysregulation if you don’t know how to regulate them? Scroll down for more information.
Sensory Detectives Boot Camp
Solve the mystery of sensory regulation in 4 weeks!
How good will it feel to finally have more answers and fewer questions when it comes to figuring out how to regulate your child?
- Know when to offer alerting vs. calming inputs based on your child’s particular needs
- Have a cheat code to help troubleshoot unexpected cycles of dysregulation
- Have a never-ending, evolving bag of sensory tricks to regulate any child
- Gain a deeper understanding of the sensory systems and your child’s nervous system so their needs can be met in all environments
SDBC will transform the way you show up to support a neurodivergent child in your life: Instead of being reactive to unwanted behaviors, you’ll be responsive to regulation needs.
I honestly have learned more from this bootcamp than I have in a full year of my children attending OT.
Sensory Detectives Boot Camp parent
Psst… your child’s behaviors are telling you exactly what they need. I know it feels like one confusing riddle to solve, but I can help you take those clues and turn them into a clear picture of what your child’s nervous system needs.
We always hear that behavior is communication, but what if it’s in a language you don’t understand? This is where most parents (and other non-OTs) get stuck when supporting their dysregulated neurodivergent children.
You know your child is dysregulated. You know they need sensory regulation strategies…
But you don’t know which strategies to try, how or when to implement them… or even if they’re working.
The ideas you scrounge up from Pinterest lists, blog posts and Instagram reels feels about as helpful as that random junk drawer you have: lots of mismatched, forgotten items that don’t work or have no clear purpose.
If that sounds familiar, Sensory Detective Boot Camp (SDBC) is the perfect place for you to finally create a regulation toolbox full of strategies and ideas that will support your child’s nervous system.
And the best part? You’ll learn how to analyze each sensory tool and support so you can continue to evolve your toolbox as your child’s needs change.
You’ll not only be equipped to set up a proactive daily regulation plan to set your child’s nervous system up for success, but you’ll also learn how to respond to dysregulation when it happens unexpectedly.
This bootcamp will help you support a neurodivergent child who:
seeks sensory input
avoids sensory input
has inconsistent responses to sensory input
has big emotional reactions
has a hard time calming down
needs help focusing
Join the 4 week program and by September 15th,
parents, educators and therapists will be pros at:
Recognizing your child’s dysregulation patterns and signs (even the subtle ones). You’ll also have the language to help explain it to them and others who need help understanding.
Understanding what kinds of vestibular, proprioception and tactile input are best for your child and when exactly to offer them.
Knowing how to respond in acute times of dysregulation by making quick changes to the environment or integrating and layering simple sensory strategies
Creating your own sensory strategies and calming sensory environments that are suited specifically for your child’s nervous system.
There will be 5 group training calls between August 20th and September 15th, in addition to daily support through a private community app.
Here’s the schedule of content:
Prep work | Mindset Shifts
Sunday, August 20th, 5PM PST (recording available)
In this first training, we’re going to make sure your physical, mental and emotional space is set up for you and your child to succeed over the next 4 weeks.
We’ll talk about differentiating between in-the-moment vs. proactive strategies; learning how to activate and leverage the parasympathetic nervous system; and most importantly, giving you tips for talking to your child about their dysregulation to get them hyped to try to learn new strategies.
Touch | Fidget | Bite | Chew
Sunday, August 27th, 5PM PST (recording available)
In this training, I’ll give you a quick lesson on the tactile system and how different nervous systems and sensory profiles tend to respond to different kinds of tactile input, including oral input.
We’ll explore the different ways to provide tactile and oral input to enhance regulation.
Friday, September 1st, 5PM PST (recording available)
We’ll learn about the “magic pill” proprioception system and why it’s so inherently regulating for individuals.
I’ll show you demonstrations of some easy ways to infuse more proprioceptive input into your child’s schedules using some of my favorite equipment and other ideas that only utilize things you already have at home.
We’ll talk about ways to make it fun and structured/goal- directed to increase engagement and decrease chances of overstimulation. We’ll talk about how you can layer it with other sensory systems.
Thursday, September 7th, 5PM PST (recording available)
In this training, I’ll teach you important facts about the vestibular system and the different ways people tend to respond to it.
I’ll show you demonstrations of how you can add vestibular input throughout the day, ranging from utilizing mounted swings to no equipment at all that can be done in small spaces.
We’ll talk about ways to make it fun and structured/goal -directed to increase engagement and decrease changes of overstimulation. We’ll talk about how you can layer it with other sensory systems.
Friday, September 15th, 5PM PST (recording available)
In this final training, we’ll make sure that you have a clear understanding of how you can create a consistent and proactive sensory lifestyle using the tools you explored.
We’ll talk about how you can get your mindset right so you can always feel prepared with whatever dysregulation comes up.
I’ll leave you with helpful mindset shifts and things to think about and keep in mind when you need to troubleshoot new or concerning behaviors.
You really gave us a wealth of knowledge about these areas that were so beyond beneficial to myself and my little family. I was desperate for more information on seekers and dysregulation and I feel like I am walking away with so much information. I feel empowered and excited to see the change start happening in our daily lives. I feel so happy to understand my little guy more and give him the best possible tools for regulation.
parent of a sensory seeking 2.5 year old
Because you registered for the free training before August 11th, you get an extra week of access to the community at no extra cost!
Let’s visualize your boot camp journey, shall we? Here’s what your August/September content access will look like:
You won’t do it alone! For 4 weeks you’ll have a built-in accountability and support crew inside the private community so you can:
Need help applying or interpreting some of the information directly to your child? Pop a question in the community and you’ll get a response from me and/or others inside the community.
BRAINSTORM & COLLABORATE
Ask for new or creative ideas to make an activity motivating for a special interest, or how to engage a reluctant child, or share a cool new sensory support you discovered or tried.
Being in (virtual) proximity to others walking the same journey as you and learning from others’ wins (and mistakes) can be just the bit of inspiration you need to keep trying and keep going everyday in the bootcamp.
I’ll also help get your kid on board and playing an active role in their regulation journey with my videos for kids & coloring sheets.
The kid videos were also such a bonus, as you have a natural talent in how you talk with kids that you provide such a great example of how to explain the relationship between their brains and bodies.
mother of two neurodivergent boys, ages 4 and 8
Prefer to listen instead of read? Watch this quick video below
What to expect
Sensory Detectives Boot Camp
STEP 1: After signing up, you’ll receive a welcome email with all your log in information, dates of calls, links and access to the community.
STEP 2: You’ll download the heartbeat app (or simply log on from your computer on a browser) and join the community of other parents and educators ready to take a deep dive into sensory regulation. You’ll also receive a list of materials that may interest you if you want to purchase some of them to follow along with the bootcamp (not necessary!)
STEP 3: You’ll add the coaching call dates to your calendar (maybe also sneak it into your partner’s calendar as well) and create the physical and mental space you need to be present for the next 4 weeks.
STEP 4: You show up to the training calls (or watch the recordings), take some notes and start implementing the strategies you learned! In between coaching calls you’ll observe your child’s regulation and take notes on the things you’re noticing, the patterns you’re seeing and if you feel comfortable- sharing them with the community. You’ll get to learn from other parents’ experiences and share in their wins and epiphanies along the way, while hopefully sharing some of your own.
Sensory Detectives Boot Camp will give you the give you the tools, strategies, and knowledge to take a confident, active role in supporting your child’s regulation
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HAVE A QUESTION?
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m not a parent, but I want to learn how to help regulate neurodivergent children… can I still participate?
Yes. This boot camp is for anyone who wants to learn more about sensory regulation and nervous system regulation strategies for neurodivergent children. If you have training in sensory integration, this information will not be new for you, but anyone is welcome to join. *There are no PDUs available for professionals*
As a parent, I’ve spent so much money on OT services. Is it worth it to invest in my own training?
If your child is enrolled in OT sessions, but you’re still having a hard time applying the information in a structured way so you can actively participate in regulating your child, then yes this is definitely worth it. Many OTs don’t have the resources or time to be able to give you in depth training on these concepts. They do their best to relay the information to you based on what they do with your child in their 1:1 sessions, but taking that information and translating it to the home is a big step that’s often missed.
Can I still join if I’m not even sure my child is neurodivergent, but I need help regulating them?
With or without any specific diagnosis or neurodivergent label you will still benefit from this program if you have a child in your life who displays some dysregulated behaviors like:
- big emotional reactions,
- constant moodiness,
- always needing to fidget or wiggle,
- avoidant/scared of sensory input,
- difficulty focusing
- difficulty calming down or staying regulated
Will I need to purchase anything for this program?
You don’t need to, but I will be demonstrating some of my most commonly recommended sensory tools that allow for optimal regulation strategies in a home or non-clinic environment. I will be giving a lot of ideas that don’t rely on materials as well, and many (if not all) are conducive to all home environments (e.g. apartment living or small spaces).
Will my child still need OT after this program?
This program does not replace therapy. While I hope you discover ways to create long-lasting changes and patterns of regulation in your day-to-day life, there is still a chance in-person OT services would still benefit your child.
Furthermore, with no direct contact between myself and your child, there’s no assessment and I cannot conclude whether or not your child does or doesn’t need OT. I’d still recommend a consult just to be safe.
I’m concerned about the time commitment. How much effort/time will I need for this program?
Aside from each 60-75 minute training call, you’ll still need to carve out extra time in your days to really try out and explore the different sensory strategies with your child. A lot of it is a trial-and-error process, which means you’ll be testing out so many different activities/changing things in the environment and taking notes.
Passively taking in the information about the sensory systems and regulating the nervous system will not be nearly as effective as when you actively apply the concepts from each training and participate in the group discussions within the community.
I’m not going to lie and make it sound like it’s so easy to squeeze in this program in an already hectic schedule, but I can say with confidence that the time and effort you put into it will be worth it, 10000 times over.
In fact, the time and effort you put into this program to kick-start your sensory toolbox may even save you time in the future as you prevent future meltdowns and cut down on the guessing games you play when you’re going through a rough patch (we have those rough patches all the time).
What age is this program for?
The core content (videos and lessons) referencing sensory processing information, methods and strategies to support your child are applicable to all ages. However, some suggested scripts and example activities are best suited for preschool to early elementary age (3-10) that you can easily adapt or tailor to fit the needs of your child. The benefit of this program is being able to ask me questions in the private group where you can bring your questions and I can help tailor and work through anything that you need adjusted for your child’s age.
My child has cognitive challenges and/or limited communication, can this still help me?
The information you learn about the sensory systems and dysregulation will still apply to children who are not yet speaking or who are non-speaking. However, it does place a lot more responsibility on your observational skills and a lot more “guess work” on your part as you really have to tune into their behaviors and body language to notice if a strategy is working or not.
Additionally, if you have a child who has limited receptive language or ability to understand cues or instructions, getting them to participate in some of the sensory regulation strategies may be difficult, and this is an area I’m not able to provide direct support for within the bootcamp.
Essentially, you can still join the bootcamp to learn new ways to regulate, but apply it with your own twist depending on your child’s cognitive and communication abilities.
Can I get a refund?
If by August 30th you decide that the bootcamp content isn’t helpful for you, and you’re able to show that you have attended (or watched the recording of) the first 2 calls + participated in the bootcamp prompts and homework, I’d be happy to give you a refund. Refunds requested due to busy schedules/inability to participate will not be provided. There will be no refunds beyond August 30th.
I can’t make those training times you listed, can I get recordings?
I do wish I could clone myself and offer all sorts of live call times to be accessible to people across the globe. Since I can’t do that, my compromise is to record the trainings, which you will have access to and be able to re-watch for up to 3 months after the last call (up until December 15th).