Pathways to Promoting Self-regulation in Young Children -- An Introduction

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ASHA CEUs   This session is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Arena)

Format: Recorded video
Access: 30 days unlimited

Course Overview

No matter what you want a child to learn, the first step is ensuring that he’s ready to learn it. If you work with young children who have self-regulation difficulties, they may not be able to enter or maintain the calm and alert state that supports them to learn. They may seem excitable, distractible and difficult to engage, and their learning progress may be slower than other children.

Taking a step back to understand and address a child’s regulation difficulties can make a significant difference in his or her progress in other areas. The Pathways to Promoting Self-regulation e-Seminar gives you a practical framework for recognizing difficulties with regulation, identifying possible factors that could be contributing to these difficulties, and using Hanen strategies to help children along the path to improved self-regulation.

The 2-hour e-Seminar is divided into 3 parts:

  • Part 1 – describes how self-regulation develops, and how you can identify the signs of regulation difficulties
  • Part 2 – shows you how to identify contributing factors that may be causing regulation difficulties and slowing down a child’s progress in other areas
  • Part 3 – offers practical strategies for supporting self-regulation and involving families

Learning Highlights

This e-Seminar includes many learning supports to maximize your understanding, facilitate group learning, and support your ability to implement the content in your day-to-day work. These include:

  • Contrastive videos – examples of children who are in a dysregulated state and then in a regulated state to help you understand the factors that help a child self-regulate
  • Self-reflection questions – these are included after each part of the seminar to solidify your learning and help you think about how it applies to your daily work
  • Group discussion questions – These questions stimulate group discussion on how the information can make a difference to your practice
  • Printable reference sheet – Contains key guiding points to support your implementation of the framework

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this introductory 2 hour e-seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define self-regulation
  2. Identify signs of difficulty with regulation
  3. Describe the reciprocal relationship between self-regulation and language development
  4. Outline how self-regulation develops
  5. Identify possible risk factors for difficulties with regulation
  6. Outline how Hanen strategies can support self-regulation

Professional Development Hours

  • This session is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Arena)
  • 2 professional development hours

Presenter Info

Financial: Danielle Boaden, MSc., SLP (C), Reg. CASLPO is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with young children and their families since 2011. In her work at The Hanen Centre, Ms. Boaden offered Hanen Programs to parents including It Takes Two to Talk®, More Than Words®, and Target Word® programs. She also contributed to the development of Hanen resources and has played a key role in the development of online Hanen Programs. Non-Financial: No other relevant non-financial relationships exist.


Financial: Fay McGill, MA CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO, is a speech-language pathologist who has worked with children with complex needs, including autism spectrum disorder, and their families since 2004. Fay is employed by The Hanen Centre and leads More Than Words® and 4 “I”s to Socialize™ workshops. She also offers Hanen programs to parents and contributes to program and resource development. Non-financial: No other relevant non-financial relationships exist.




  • Professionals who work with young children and their families
  • Speech-language pathology and early childhood education students

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