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Self-Injurious Behaviors in ASD & Developmental Disorders: Reducing the Frequency & Intensity
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In this course, you will learn what is known about self-injurious behaviors as they relate to people with developmental disabilities. Through video case studies, you will learn to analyze the behaviors to determine contributing factors, the role of rewards and consequences in addressing SIBs and developing an effective, comprehensive intervention plan. Discover readily available resources and leave with helpful forms and a wealth of strategies to reduce the frequency and intensity of SIBs.

Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L

Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, neurological disorders and a wide variety of developmental disorders in numerous settings. She is the owner of Sensational Brain, LLC, and creator of the popular BrainWorks™ tools, a system for creating effective sensory diets that empowers kids to take charge of their sensory needs.

 

Gwen is steadfast in helping children learn to self-regulate to manage their behaviors and emotions effectively. She works directly with educators, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, BCBAs and other professionals in her roles as an educator, consultant to two school districts and provider of private pediatric occupational therapy services in homes.

Gwen presents worldwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation teaching practitioners, parents, and teachers who work with children and adolescents practical treatments and interventions. She has been invited to speak at numerous state and local conferences and has been featured on podcasts. Gwen has led and co-authored two research studies on the implementation of sensory strategies for the purpose of enhancing self-regulation, the most recent of which was published in a peer reviewed journal.

She is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and at the state level, she is a member of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association.

 

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Gwen Wild is the owner of Sensational Brain LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Gwen Wild has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose. 


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