The Brain: Neurological differences impacting behavior and emotions in children
Join Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, renowned self-regulation expert, in this 2-hour webinar where she acquaints you with structures and connections within the brain that contribute to the development of self-regulation skills. Knowing the underlying neurology helps to better select and develop appropriate interventions for challenging behaviors, such as hyperactivity, aggression, frequent meltdowns, outbursts, extreme sensory sensitivities, self-stimulation, inattentiveness, and more. Known neurological differences present in the brains of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADHD, ODD, OCD, anxiety, trauma, chronic stress, fetal drug exposure, and physical disabilities will be identified and will enhance your knowledge on how to select appropriate interventions based on the diagnosis.
- Locate on a diagram at least five brain structures/regions that play a role in self-regulation.
- Identify the major neurological differences associated with common diagnoses that inform the choice of treatment interventions.
- Summarize the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the developing brain.
- Match known brain-based differences to diagnoses of ASD, ADHD, anxiety disorder, and SPD.
- Identify states of arousal associated with brain wave patterns.
- Match structures such as the vagus nerve, amygdala, insular cortex, and pituitary gland to their major functions within the context of self-regulation skills.
Target Audience: intermediate-level OTs and other professionals working with children and teens
Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
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This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 1, Domain of OT: Client Factors.
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