This course may be particularly helpful when thinking about people who suffer from anxiety, distress, depression, low mood or who appear withdrawn or disengaged. It is suitable for anyone involved in the care, support or education of children or adults with severe or profound intellectual disabilities, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), those on the autism spectrum, or with dementia, brain injury and who use ways other than words to communicate.
In this course we explore:
– What emotional regulation is
– When and why people may become dysregulated
– Identifying states in others
– The neural basis of regulation and co-regulation
– The transactional model
– Approaches for supporting regulation
The course comprises:
– A recording of a live 90 minute workshop held on Zoom
– A 50 page pdf document including references and links
– Research evidence and theory, and tips for how you can best support those you love and care for
– A certificate of completion
The workshop was facilitated by Dr Julie Calveley and Karam Bhogal
Dr Julie Calveley is the Founder Director of NAC, a UK based community interest company that exists to support the emotional wellbeing of people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities and PMLD (www.nacwellbeing.org). Julie is a registered learning disability nurse with over 25 years of experience and qualifications and training in psychology, mental health, behaviour, neuroscience and trauma. She is the author of a number of publications and book chapters in the field of intellectual / learning disabilities.
Karam Bhogal is a NAC Director and is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education at the University of Birmingham focusing on emotional wellbeing of children and young people with autism and severe intellectual difficulties. He was formally an assistant head teacher at a special needs school in the midlands with over 220 pupils with intellectual difficulties. For the past ten years, he has worked with people of all ages across the spectrum of intellectual difficulties and their families in the charity and education sector in a variety of roles.