Neurochemistry: Impact on emotions and sensory processing
Serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, and other neurotransmitters are making the news more frequently but what can this knowledge tell us about the kids we work with who have anxiety, ADHD, ASD, behavior or mood disorders, or learning disabilities?
Join Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, to discover the correlation between neurochemistry, sensory processing, and emotions. This knowledge enables you to select strategies to immediately impact behavior and empower you to effectively communicate the role of movement breaks and sensory strategies in scientific terms to enhance follow-through by teachers, parents, and caregivers.
- Identify the primary roles of at least 5 important neurotransmitters.
- Select strategies based on the desired neurochemical changes needed as indicated by behaviors and emotional affect.
- Recognize the role of trauma and chronic stress on brain neurochemistry and the resulting impact on emotions and behaviors.
- List common neurochemical differences associated with diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, and ASD.
- Identify strategies YOU can use to instantly improve your mood based on the science of neurochemistry to increase your job satisfaction and increase your effectiveness as a therapist
Target Audience: intermediate-level OTs, PTs, SLPs and other professionals working with children and teens with special needs
Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention.
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area), beginning May 9, 2018.
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