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Digital Seminar

Story-Based 4- and 7-Minute Workouts for the Classroom and Home

Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L
57 Minutes
Feb 22, 2016
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  • On-the-spot regulation through story-based exercise routines
  • 4-minute workouts to increase attention
  • Calm and manage stress through high intensity interval training
  • Create your own story-based routines

Learn story-based high intensity interval training (HIIT) that are fun and will make children giggle as they get in shape. These routines make children strong and give them on-the-spot regulation. We look at three 4-minute classroom routines and a 7-minute home routine. And learn how to make your own FUNterval. You’ll also learn about high intensity interval training (HIIT) and how intensive exercise helps children to self-regulate.



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Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author specializing in self-regulation and sensory and modulation issues. She has worked in schools, sensory clinics, and medical settings with children, adolescents, and adults with Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD. Ms. Garland works closely with other mental health and allied rehab professionals, teachers, and doctors to understand and treat underlying sensory, timing, and coordination/motor planning issues as well as overlying socio/emotional behaviors and the symptoms of autism. She is trained/certified in the SIPT, Interactive Metronome®, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Therapeutic Listening, Wilbarger’s Sensory Defensiveness, the Natural Heart Approach, Mindfulness Training, and Food Chaining. 

Ms. Garland is the author of the award-winning book Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2014). Her workbook, Hands-on Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders was published in April of 2016 (PESI).

As an author and international presenter, Ms. Garland has trained over 10,000 therapists and teachers in the art of using self-regulation interventions with the children they work with in clinics and classrooms. She also trains on working with children and adults with ADHD and children with autism. Ms. Garland has a master's in occupational therapy from the University of New Mexico. She writes a blog at


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Teresa Garland is a presenter with Michigan Job Rehabilitation. She receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Teresa Garland has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals


  1. List eight HIIT exercises each for home-use and school use.
  2. Perform three 4-minute FUNterval workouts for the classroom.
  3. Describe HIIT and cite recent research showing its effectiveness.
  4. Uncover how to create 7-minute routines for home.


High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

  • What it is, how it works

4- Minute Story-based Exercise Routines (FUNtervals)

  • Sensory solutions for the classroom
    • Dodging Tomatoes
    • Stuff the Turkey
  • Pirates

7- Minute Story-based Exercise Routine

  • 4 types of exercises
  • Putting them together
  • A story: Spaceship

Create your own story-based exercise routines 

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