2-Day Neuro-Based Toolbox to Help Kids Manage Their Behavior and Emotions
Hosted by: Active Development Therapies, LLC
Location: 23750 FM 1314 Porter, TX 77365
Dates: March 27-28, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM both days
Join Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, renowned self-regulation expert for this intensive 2-day course to learn clinically proven neurological approaches to address self-regulation in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADHD, ODD, OCD, anxiety, trauma, chronic stress, fetal drug exposure, and physical disabilities.
Knowing the underlying brain connections will help you better select and develop appropriate interventions for challenging behaviors, such as hyperactivity, aggression, frequent meltdowns, outbursts, extreme sensory sensitivities, self-stimulation, inattentiveness, and more.
You will leave the day with over 100 brain-based strategies to implement in your clinic or classroom immediately! Attend and learn how to:
- Identify signs and symptoms of neurological differences such as neurotransmitter imbalance, hyperactivity in the insular cortex and amygdala, impaired sensory processing, and poor communication between different regions of the brain
- Form newer and stronger neural connections in key brain areas to enhance social communication, learning, sensory processing, and response to trauma or stress
- Immediately alter neurotransmitter levels to enhance focus, improve mood, and regulate emotions
- Change brain waves to facilitate a calm and organized state
- Facilitate development in certain brain structures responsible for processing sensory input, enhancing emotional awareness and regulation, and decreasing anxiety
- Simplify home programs to empower parents and teachers to ensure carry-over into the home and school settings
- Apply the science behind meditation, mindfulness, Ayres Sensory Integration™, therapeutic listening programs, and “brain breaks”
By using a bottom-up approach you can strategically select intervention strategies that strengthen the neurological foundation needed for higher skills to emerge in the children and adolescents you work with!
BONUS MATERIAL! Register and receive FREE:
- Readily available resources including screening and assessment tools, brain-based strategies, relevant research, and helpful forms; and
- Membership to BrainWorks Online to simplify the process of creating home programs!
- Identify the major neurological differences associated with common diagnoses to inform choice of treatment interventions.
- Articulate the primary roles of at least five major neurotransmitters and their clinical implications.
- Select therapeutic strategies based on the desired neurological changes needed as indicated by behaviors and emotional affect to improve child’s level of functioning.
- Differentiate assessment tools available to determine neurological functioning in children to improve treatment outcomes.
- Analyze the efficacy of current brain-based intervention strategies available for use in the school and home environments.
- Summarize the scientific research related to available programs and strategies to enhance academic learning, sensory processing, emotional regulation, social-communication, and response to trauma and stress.
- Implement an effective sensory program based on assessment results to immediately impact sensory processing and behavior.
- Develop appropriate programs for use in homes and schools to ensure carry-over of recommended intervention techniques to improve a child’s level of functioning.
- Use mindfulness, yoga, meditation, proprioceptive and vestibular input, sensory rooms, exercise, music, and nutrients to impact neurological change.
- Select cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques based on desired neurological changes needed to improve treatment outcomes.
- Determine activity and environmental adaptations and modifications to impact the central nervous system.
Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, SLPs, PTs, mental health professionals, and others working with children and teens
Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This course is approved for 1.2 AOTA CEUs or twelve contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Therapy Process: Intervention.
This course is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).
Physical Therapists: We have applied for 12 contact hours of CE from TPTA. Status as of 11/18/2019: Approval Pending.
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