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Neuroscience and Self-Regulation Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Author:
VARLEISHA GIBBS, OTD, OTR/L
Publisher:
PESI Rehab
Copyright:
11/16/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV063420
Objectives
  1. Articulate the neuroscience behind self-regulation and sensory processing.
  2. Critique the characteristics of sensory processing disorder, ADHD and autism and how the neurological overlap.
  3. Consider the evidence and neurological connection related to diagnosis and behind current intervention techniques.
  4. Explore primitive reflexes and the connection to function.
  5. Breakdown the autonomic nervous system and its connection to behavior.
  6. Determine the cause and effect of intervention techniques as they relate to neurological components.
  7. Develop appropriate interventions for challenging behaviors, such as hyper-activity, hypoactivity, aggressiveness, self-stimulation and inattentiveness.
  8. Implement music as a technique to initiate sensorial stimuli, calming and attentiveness.
  9. Integrate a mindfulness program and its various components for self-regulation.
  10. Administer assessments for arousal levels through role play activities.
  11. Create a treatment plan for children challenged with social skills, picky eating and sleeping issues.
  12. Communicate methods to address reciprocal regulation between the child and caregiver to address the influences and interaction each have.
Outline

The Neuroscience Behind Self-Regulation

  • A look at sensory-motor pathways
  • Brain dissection video: The emotional brain and its connection to executive functioning
  • Neurological dysfunction: Hyper-activity, hypo-activity, aggressiveness, selfstimulatory, and inattentiveness

Neuro and Sensory Integration: Linking to Behaviors

  • Breaking down self-regulation: Sensory, cognition and emotions
  • Self-regulation effects on behavior: Flapping, inflexibility, rigidity, lack of inhibition, poor social skills, risk taking
  • The power of the autonomic nervous system and its connection to behavior (ie. stress, fear and primitive reflexes)
  • The power of primitive reflexes and how they impede on function
  • Tools and strategies for assessing primitive reflexes

Video Case Study Analyzation: Aligning Symptoms and Characteristics with Appropriate Interventions

  • ADHD: Diagnosis and current treatment strategies
  • Autism: Diagnosis and DSM-5® updates
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD):
    • Sensory modulation disorder
    • Sensory-based motor disorder
    • Sensory discrimination disorder

Self-Regulation Techniques and the Vagus Nerve Connection

  • Communication strategies that provide control: Symbolic and non-verbal
  • Self-management and behavioral strategies: Behavioral contracts, checklist for tracking behaviors, video modeling
  • Addressing picky eating and poor sleep habits: Desensitizing and non-threatening activities
  • Music as a technique to initiate sensorial stimuli, calming and attentiveness
  • New interventions for vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory, smell and vision work

Apply Neuroscience to Interventions: Hands-on Activities

  • Neurological connection of current programs such as Brain Gym®, sensory diets, and MeMoves™, just to name a few!
  • Integrate a mindfulness program for self-regulation
  • Address primitive reflexes and improve social participation and age appropriate behaviors
  • Tool to assess child’s arousal levels to be used for daily schedules and to organize daily interventions

Treatment Planning: Video Case Examples of Children Displaying Challenging Social, Eating and Sleeping Behaviors

  • Perform a virtual evaluation
  • Develop a treatment plan
  • Goal development
  • Re-assessment: When is it needed and when to discharge

Psychoeducation for Client and Parents

  • Evidence-based intervention and techniques to address challenges with self-regulation
  • Address psychosocial concerns and experiences of caregivers of children with self-regulation challenges
  • Communicate methods to address reciprocal regulation between the child and caregiver to address the influences and interaction each have

Author

VARLEISHA GIBBS, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Varleisha D. Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with over 13 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders and Neurological Disorders. Dr. Gibbs is the director of the master’s programs in occupational therapy and full time associate professor at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Prior to joining Wesley, she worked at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as the director of the doctoral programs in occupational therapy. Dr. Gibbs continues to lecture, and provide training, on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation throughout the country. As co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders, she has provided families with strategies to understand and care for their children.

In 2003, Dr. Gibbs founded Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc., a company that focuses on providing interdisciplinary and quality therapeutic services to families. As founding president, she provided treatment interventions and education in the areas of sensory integration, Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as family-centered care. Dr. Gibbs co-authored the publication, “Family-Centered Occupational Therapy and Telerehabilitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”, found in the journal of Occupational Therapy in Healthcare. She is a PhD candidate at Seton Hall University with a dissertation focusing on the Autism Spectrum diagnosis. Dr. Gibbs earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs is the founder/ president of Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc. She is a faculty member at the University of the Sciences Philadelphia and receives compensation. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs has been published in a peer-reviewed journal Occupational Therapy and Healthcare.
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Audience
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Educators, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants