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Yoga to Improve Sensory, Self-Regulation and Motor Skills in Kids: Autism, ADHD, Developmental Disorders, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy
Yoga to Improve Sensory, Self-Regulation and Motor Skills in Kids: Autism, ADHD, Developmental Disorders, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy

Where:   NANUET, NY

When:  Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL NANUET
425 EAST ROUTE 59
NANUET, NY 10954
Phone:  845-623-6000
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Course Description:

Are you struggling to gain the interest and cooperation of kids who have difficulty with motor skills, sensory processing, or behavior/emotional problems during your therapy sessions or in your classroom? Would you like to have some fun and effective new techniques to add to your bag of tricks?

Join Kathryne Cammisa, MHE, OTR/L, as she shows you the powerful and positive impact yoga can have on the kids you work with who face challenges with sensory processing, motor incoordination, neurological disorders, ASD, ADHD, emotional/behavioral issues and learning disorders. You will learn to integrate poses and techniques into your classroom or clinic regardless of your level of yoga experience.

You will walk away with interactive and hands on yoga practice to enhance:
  • Motor skills
  • Muscle length and strength
  • Focus for learning
  • Body and self-awareness
  • Nervous system regulation
  • Cooperation with others

Through hands on exercises, case studies and videos – you will leave equipped to improve physical, sensory and self-regulation skills with the kids you work with in therapy and the classroom!

This is an interactive workshop. Please dress comfortably and feel free to bring a yoga mat or towel.
Objectives:
  1. Communicate therapy goals reflecting each of the five components of well-balanced yoga practice.
  2. Implement yoga poses/techniques to improve strength & balance and range of motion.
  3. Select yoga poses/techniques to improve self-regulation and social & emotional skills.
  4. Design simple, well-balanced, yoga routines for children with special needs.
  5. Adapt yoga poses & techniques for a variety of settings, abilities & age levels.
  6. Incorporate techniques from each of the five components of yoga to create well-balanced yoga programs for kids with special needs.
OUTLINE

Overview
  • Current research
  • LAB: Alignment, warm up & basic poses
Yoga Poses and Techniques For:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Breathing exercises for awareness & regulation
  • Poses to calm & relax the nervous system
  • Partner poses for facilitating dyadic cooperation
  • Meditation for strengthening attention
  • LAB: Practice techniques
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
  • Breathing exercises for calming the nervous system
  • Centering exercises for reigning in attention & bringing energy levels down
  • Facilitating focus via balance & core strengthening poses
  • Relaxation for calming the body & mind
  • Meditation to improve attention span
  • LAB: Practice techniques
Behavior and Emotional Problems
  • Addressing resistance
  • Precautions for dealing with childhood trauma, abuse and neglect
Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Breathing exercises for assisting with focus
  • Promote motor planning via sequenced poses
  • Relaxation for relieving anxiety
  • LAB: Practice techniques
Special Needs: Cerebral Palsy & Increased Tone
  • Breathing exercises for awareness & strengthening the diaphragm
  • Elongate flexors/adductors for improved range of motion & movement
  • Stretch hamstrings for improved posture
  • Relaxation for increasing body awareness
  • Meditation for assisting with focus & visual motor skill
  • LAB: Practice techniques
Downs Syndrome & Low Tone
  • Breathing to invigorate the nervous system
  • Body awareness activities
  • Poses for strengthening core muscles
  • Meditation for focus & awareness
  • LAB: Practice techniques
Yoga Games
  • Body awareness
  • Creativity
  • Gratitude
  • Trust and cooperation
  • Quiet games
  • Listening and focus
  • Partner poses
  • LAB: Practice techniques
Adapt Yoga for Different Age Groups
  • Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers, School age
Adapt Yoga for Different Settings:
  • Clinic, classroom, home
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Educators
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

KATHEE CAMMISA, MHE, OTR/L

Kathryne Cammisa, MHE, OTR/L, is an SI/NDT certified occupational therapist, American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, Pranakriya certified yoga therapist, Radiant Child/Family 200 hour certified yoga teacher and Mindful Schools certified mindfulness teacher. Kathee has over 25 years of experience working with children with special needs in home, school, child care and clinic settings. She works with children and their families through her private practice and at Children’s Place, a therapeutic child care center. Kathee has extensive teaching experience throughout the country, with Georgia State’s Project SCEIS, and the Medical College of Georgia where she served as assistant professor of occupational therapy. She has been published by the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Mental and has taken yoga and occupational therapy to children in China, Vietnam, Costa Rica and Ghana.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathryne Cammisa maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Kathryne Cammisa has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

New Jersey Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6.25 credits. Board Course Number: 1905-52.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 Contact Hours.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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