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Product Detail

Certificate Course in Neurological Approaches for Self-Regulation
Online Course
$526.97 USD
$299.99
Product Details
Format:
Online Course
Author:
VARLEISHA GIBBS, PHD, OTD, OTR/L
Publisher:
PESI Rehab
Copyright:
6/30/2020
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
CRS001294
Objectives
[+] [-] 062735 - Sensory-Based In-Session: Strategies, Techniques and Equipment for Children with ASD, SPD, and ADHD
  1. Gain knowledge relating to the neuroscience behind self-regulation
  2. Understand the cause and effect of intervention techniques as they relate to neurological components
  3. Determine the specific equipment and techniques to use for what type of child
  4. Identify how long and how often to use sound-based, movement, and vision-based therapy techniques
  5. Apply appropriate strategies that work for treating children with ASD, SPD and ADHD

[+] [-] 063420 - 2-Day Advanced Training: Neuroscience and Self-Regulation Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders
  1. Summarize the neuroscientific research related to self-regulation and sensory processing in kids diagnosed with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, and ADHD.
  2. Differentiate between the characteristics of sensory processing disorder, ADHD and autism and articulate how the neurological processes of each disorder coincide with one another.
  3. Apply neurological approaches that tap into the central, autonomic, and enteric nervous systems to improve clinical intervention techniques.
  4. Examine the role of primitive reflexes and how they support or impede client functioning.
  5. Evaluate the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and behavior in clients.
  6. Determine the neurological responses aligned with intervention techniques to further enhance treatment planning.
  7. Develop appropriate clinical interventions for challenging behaviors in clients, such as hyper-activity, hypoactivity, aggressiveness, self-stimulation and inattentiveness.
  8. Implement music as a technique to initiate sensorial stimuli, calming and attentiveness in clients.
  9. Integrate a comprehensive mindfulness program to improve self-regulation in clients.
  10. Utilize role play activities to assess levels of arousal among clients.
  11. Develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses a variety of clinical concerns, including social skills deficits, picky eating and sleeping issues.
  12. Implement strategies to address reciprocal regulation between the child and caregiver in order to improve clinical outcomes.

Outline
[+] [-] 062735 - Sensory-Based In-Session: Strategies, Techniques and Equipment for Children with ASD, SPD, and ADHD

Introduction

  • The Neurological connection: background information on the Central Nervous System and Autonomic Nervous System and self-regulation

Research

  • Theories and principles for treatment interventions: To include Polyvagal and Sensory Integration theories

Current Treatment and Intervention

  • Traditional Strategies: When and how to use swings, climbing, and crashing activities
  • Sound-based Therapies: Identify what music to use, when to use it, and for whom
  • Movement Therapies: Appropriate use of yoga, Pilates, dance and drum therapy
  • Vision Therapies: Use eye yoga and tracking games

Application of Strategies that work

  • Awakening the Vagus Nerve: The use of breathe, Valsava, and massage

[+] [-] 063420 - 2-Day Advanced Training: Neuroscience and Self-Regulation Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders

The Neuroscience Behind Self-Regulation

  • A look at sensory-motor pathways
  • Brain dissection video: The emotional brain and its connection to executive functioning
  • Neurological dysfunction: Hyper-activity, hypo-activity, aggressiveness, selfstimulatory, and inattentiveness

Neuro and Sensory Integration: Linking to Behaviors

  • Breaking down self-regulation: Sensory, cognition and emotions
  • Self-regulation effects on behavior: Flapping, inflexibility, rigidity, lack of inhibition, poor social skills, risk taking
  • The power of the autonomic nervous system and its connection to behavior (ie. stress, fear and primitive reflexes)
  • The power of primitive reflexes and how they impede on function
  • Tools and strategies for assessing primitive reflexes

Video Case Study Analyzation: Aligning Symptoms and Characteristics with Appropriate Interventions

  • ADHD: Diagnosis and current treatment strategies
  • Autism: Diagnosis and DSM-5® updates
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD):
    • Sensory modulation disorder
    • Sensory-based motor disorder
    • Sensory discrimination disorder

Self-Regulation Techniques and the Vagus Nerve Connection

  • Communication strategies that provide control: Symbolic and non-verbal
  • Self-management and behavioral strategies: Behavioral contracts, checklist for tracking behaviors, video modeling
  • Addressing picky eating and poor sleep habits: Desensitizing and non-threatening activities
  • Music as a technique to initiate sensorial stimuli, calming and attentiveness
  • New interventions for vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory, smell and vision work

Apply Neuroscience to Interventions: Hands-on Activities

  • Neurological connection of current programs such as Brain Gym®, sensory diets, and MeMoves™, just to name a few!
  • Integrate a mindfulness program for self-regulation
  • Address primitive reflexes and improve social participation and age appropriate behaviors
  • Tool to assess child’s arousal levels to be used for daily schedules and to organize daily interventions

Treatment Planning: Video Case Examples of Children Displaying Challenging Social, Eating and Sleeping Behaviors

  • Perform a virtual evaluation
  • Develop a treatment plan
  • Goal development
  • Re-assessment: When is it needed and when to discharge

Psychoeducation for Client and Parents

  • Evidence-based intervention and techniques to address challenges with self-regulation
  • Address psychosocial concerns and experiences of caregivers of children with self-regulation challenges
  • Communicate methods to address reciprocal regulation between the child and caregiver to address the influences and interaction each have


Author

VARLEISHA GIBBS, PHD, OTD, OTR/L

Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author with 17 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing disorders and Neurological disorders. Dr. Gibbs is the Scientific Programs Officer for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. She is the inaugural chair and director of the master’s programs in occupational therapy and a former full-time tenured associate professor at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Prior to joining Wesley, she worked at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as the director of the doctoral programs in occupational therapy.

Dr. Gibbs is steadfast and an expert in the field of neurology, cognition, and pediatric therapeutic intervention. She continues to lecture, and provide training, on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation to practitioners, parents, and teachers throughout the country and internationally. Dr. Gibbs is the developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program, and her new book, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Exercises and Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, was published in 2017 (PESI Publishing & Media). As co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders, she has provided families with strategies to understand and care for their children.

In 2003, Dr. Gibbs founded Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc., a company that provides interdisciplinary and quality therapeutic services to families. As founding president, she provided treatment interventions and education in the areas of sensory integration, autism as well as family-centered care. Dr. Gibbs co-authored the publication, “Family Centered Occupational Therapy and Telerehabilitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”, found in the journal of “Occupational Therapy in Healthcare. She received her Ph.D. at Seton Hall University with a dissertation focusing on the Autism Spectrum diagnosis. Dr. Gibbs earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University and her master’s training in occupational therapy from Columbia University. Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs is the founder/ president of Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc. She is a faculty member at the University of the Sciences Philadelphia and receives compensation. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs has been published in a peer-reviewed journal Occupational Therapy and Healthcare.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 062735 - Sensory-Based In-Session: Strategies, Techniques and Equipment for Children with ASD, SPD, and ADHD
[+] [-] 063420 - 2-Day Advanced Training: Neuroscience and Self-Regulation Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders
[+] [-] 085000 - Self-Regulation and Mindfulness
Audience
Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals
Reviews
[+] [-] 085000 - Self-Regulation and Mindfulness
"I love this book. Dr. Gibbs used the latest research to put together programs for your children with Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD and autism. The exercises are simple to do, the text is clear and well illustrated, and the relevant theory behind each program is explained in simple terms. This is a must-have for your practice or classroom!"
Teresa Garland, OTR, is an occupational therapist, trainer, and author of Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies and Hands-On Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders