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

Program Information

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, self-stimulatory, 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 Sleep Behaviors

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

Psychoeducation for Clients 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

 

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

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

Copyright : 12/08/2014