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Supporting Regulation with 1-2-3 RESET™: Embedding a Trauma-Sensitive Framework into the Classroom, On-Demand
Dawn Paulson
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Dawn Paulson, MS, OTR/L & Heather Schmidt, MS, OTR/L

Originally recorded February 1st, 2024

CEUs: 6 Contact Hours (.6 AOTA CEUs)

Course Preview
Check out this short video introduction to the course
Course Level: Introductory
Audience: OTs, educators, social workers,  mental health professionals, and interested others
Course Description

Tier 1 behavioral intervention in the school setting is a much-needed and under-served area of OT practice. This course will introduce participants to 1-2-3 RESET™, a trauma-sensitive framework that incorporates evidence-based approaches to support students’ ability to regulate their bodies and emotions. While SEL curriculums focus on topics like talking about feelings and teaching social skills from a cognitive perspective, they minimally address the foundation of these skills- body-based regulation. Recognizing a vital need in the educational landscape, this framework helps bridge the gap between therapy and the classroom by incorporating whole-class Tier 1 intervention strategies focused on the five principles  of 1-2-3 RESET™: Relationship, Environment, Self-regulation, Empowerment, and Task. 

During the course, lecture-based instruction, experiential activities and small group discussions will equip participants with an in-depth understanding of trauma and its impact on learning along with practical, easy-to-implement strategies teachers can use in their classrooms to help students thrive. Participants will leave the course armed with an 8-week curriculum to help children regulate their bodies and emotions, 38 useful handouts, and a plan for implementing 1-2-3 RESET™ concepts into classrooms the very next day. The 1-2-3 RESET™ framework can be used by a variety of professionals to help children learn how their brains work, practice identifying sensations in their bodies, explore how those sensations connect to emotions, and discover strategies to help themselves regulate. While this course focuses on school-based interventions, 1-2-3 RESET™ is easily adaptable for individual therapy/clinic use as well.

1-2-3 RESET™ is a new framework that is based on extensive evidence in the areas of occupational therapy, sensory integration, education, neurobiology, neuroanatomy, trauma, and psychology. Although there is not published research on the approach yet (a future goal!), preliminary data collected from teachers using 1-2-3 RESET™ in their classrooms shows the following:
-Increased teacher knowledge of the impact of trauma on learning
-Increased use of embedded strategies in the classroom by teachers and students
-Increased student knowledge of their brain and strategies to support learning
-Increased student regulation, which in turn resulted in improved ability to participate & learn

Course Objectives:

The participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the impact of trauma on learning. 

  2. List one intervention strategy for each of the 5 principles  of the 1-2-3 RESET™ framework.

  3. Explain best practices for collaborating with educators in implementing the 1-2-3 RESET™ Tier 1 behavioral intervention curriculum. 

  4. Discuss how to use the 1-2-3 RESET™ principles in your practice.

  5. Explain how the 5 principles of 1-2-3 RESET™ positively impact student occupations.

Course Requirements

On-Demand: Following completion of the entire course including a passing score of 80% on the post-course quiz, the participant will be issued a course completion certificate.

Continuing Education

6 Contact Hours awarded if course requirements are met. Integrative Education is an AOTA Approved Provider, number 11607.  This distance learning-interactive, distance learning - independent study course is offered at .6 AOTA CEUs for introductory level, in the areas of occupational therapy service delivery and foundational knowledge. Course approval number: 08698. The assignment of AOTA CEUS does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. For additional continuing education information for PT, and SLP, click here​ to access our CEU policy information.

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