2-Day Neuro-Based Self-Regulation Toolbox For Children and Adolescents
This course is offered through PESI. Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, is the course presenter. Scroll down for dates and locations. Email email@example.com with any questions.
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 hyper-activity, aggression, frequent meltdowns, outbursts, extreme sensory sensitivities, self-stimulation, inattentiveness and more.
Attend this intensive 2-day course to become a leader in your field and elevate your work with children and adolescents with over 100 brain-based strategies to implement in your clinic or classroom immediately! You will leave the course being able 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!
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- 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 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.
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