What is Attunement? Creating Co-regulated Interactions


Attunement is an extremely important element in relationship based services, as it is in parent-infant and parent-child interactions. In this workshop, we will discuss the developmental impact of attunement both within the context of the parent-child relationship, as well as it's essential role in supportive interpersonal relationships.

Being 'in attunement' describes a state, and also requires active, conscious mind-body regulation. Non-verbal communication plays a large part in demonstrating and engaging in an attuned relationship.

The non-verbal communication so essential to attunement is also at the core of communication learning for the infant and child. The infant and child learn to read and give non-verbal cues to keep the relationship 'going,' to 'keep the action going.'

Co-Regulation is a very, very close relative to attunement. Through our actions, facial expressions, gestures, tone, body movements etc., we engage each other in a 'back and forth' connected interaction - we influence each others' responses, we share emotions, we create the 'we' of relationships.

Children and families in the EI system may be particularly vulnerable to disruptions to co-regulation due to a variety of factors. By having an explicit understanding of co-regulation, we can help support and create opportunities for positive growth in this area for the families we serve.

Location Child & Family Connections 15 - online via zoom
2300 Glenwood Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
Date 5/20/2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Check in 11:55 AM)
Sponsor Child & Family Connections #15
Trainer Wendy Kolar, OTR/L M.Ed., CC, RRT
Contact Mary Valerius (815) 768-3329 mvalerius@svcincofil.org
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific IFSP goals
5. Comprehensive plans
6. Periodic monitoring
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 2.0 - Working with Families
Cost NA
Status Closed