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Certificate Training in Neuroscience and Self-Regulation: Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders (Modules 1-4)

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Summarize the neuroscientific research related to self-regulation and sensory processing in kids diagnosed with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, and ADHD.
  2. Differentiate between the characteristics of sensory processing disorder, ADHD and autism and articulate how the neurological processes of each disorder coincide with one another.
  3. Apply neurological approaches that tap into the central, autonomic, and enteric nervous systems to improve clinical intervention techniques.
  4. Examine the role of primitive reflexes and how they support or impede client functioning.
  5. Evaluate the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and behavior in clients.
  6. Determine the neurological responses aligned with intervention techniques to further enhance treatment planning.
  7. Develop appropriate clinical interventions for challenging behaviors in clients, such as hyper-activity, hypoactivity, aggressiveness, self-stimulation and inattentiveness.
  8. Implement music as a technique to initiate sensorial stimuli, calming and attentiveness in clients.
  9. Integrate a comprehensive mindfulness program to improve self-regulation in clients.
  10. Utilize role play activities to assess levels of arousal among clients.
  11. Develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses a variety of clinical concerns, including social skills deficits, picky eating and sleeping issues.
  12. Implement strategies to address reciprocal regulation between the child and caregiver in order to improve clinical outcomes.

Copyright : 04/26/2018

BONUS - Sensory-Based In-Session: Strategies, Techniques & Equipment for Children with ASD, SPD, & ADHD

OUTLINE

Introduction

  • The Neurological connection: background information on the Central Nervous System and Autonomic Nervous System and self-regulation

Research

  • Theories and principles for treatment interventions: To include Polyvagal and Sensory Integration theories

Current Treatment and Intervention

  • Traditional Strategies: When and how to use swings, climbing, and crashing activities
  • Sound-based Therapies: Identify what music to use, when to use it, and for whom
  • Movement Therapies: Appropriate use of yoga, Pilates, dance and drum therapy
  • Vision Therapies: Use eye yoga and tracking games

Application of Strategies that work

  • Awakening the Vagus Nerve: The use of breathe, Valsava, and massage

OBJECTIVES

  • Gain knowledge relating to the neuroscience behind self-regulation
  • Understand the cause and effect of intervention techniques as they relate to neurological components
  • Determine the specific equipment and techniques to use for what type of child
  • Identify how long and how often to use sound-based, movement, and vision-based therapy techniques
  • Apply appropriate strategies that work for treating children with ASD, SPD and ADHD

Program Information

Objectives

  • Gain knowledge relating to the neuroscience behind self-regulation
  • Understand the cause and effect of intervention techniques as they relate to neurological components
  • Determine the specific equipment and techniques to use for what type of child
  • Identify how long and how often to use sound-based, movement, and vision-based therapy techniques
  • Apply appropriate strategies that work for treating children with ASD, SPD and ADHD

Copyright : 12/08/2014