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Training & Presentations

Dr. Wayland has presented on the following topics. Select from these, or ask for something specific to your needs.



  • Know Your Child, Know Yourself: Parenting with Your Child’s Profile in Mind.
  • Parenting Challenging Children? First Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask.
  • The Many Faces of Grief: Understanding Yourself While Loving Your Child.
  • Effectively Communicating with Your Child.
  • The Emotional Rollercoaster of Parenting Kids with Disabilities.
  • Coaching Relationship Development in Children with Autism.
  • RDI™: Helping Children Learn How to Relate to Others.
  • Launching Your Twice-Exceptional Student



  • Supporting Students with Autism in the Classroom.
  • Literacy and Autism.
  • Behavior is Communication! Demystifying Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs).
  • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) in the Classroom.



  • Reasons Why: The Core Challenges of Autism.
  • What is This Thing Called Autism? Understanding Your Child.
  • Our Child Just Got an Autism Diagnosis. Now What?
  • Supporting Students with Autism in the Classroom.
  • The Ages & Stages of Social Communication: Approaches for Teaching Relation Development.
  • Issues in Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.



  • Understand Emotions, Stress, and the Brain and You Will Understand Challenging Behavior.
  • Stress and the Brain: Self-Regulation Strategies to Help You and Your Family.
  • Kids Do Well When They Can: Working with Challenging Kids.

My goal is to help parents, educators, and providers understand kids who are different and how to help them succeed.


When you understand a child, it’s easier to know how to help them.


And when you understand yourself, it’s easier to figure out which strategies will work for you.


Come learn with me. Together we can make a difference.


Sarah Wayland

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“Dr. Wayland helped me feel more empowered and encouraged where I was feeling very discouraged before. It validated my concerns and offered some very real help to address my child’s challenges. Dr. Wayland was an incredible instructor and this was an incredibly useful class. I greatly benefitted from it.”

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“I truly enjoyed this presentation. I found Dr. Wayland a phenomenal presenter and a great instructor, plus she is very resourceful. I would not hesitate to recommend her presentations to others.”

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