Live Webcast

Integrative Therapy for Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Connecting Primitive Reflexes and Brain Imbalances to Polyvagal Theory to Improve Learning, Behavior and Social Skills


Faculty :
Robert Melillo
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC020135
Brochure Code:
PLW65834
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

Motor, sensory, behavioral, academic, digestive, immune and autonomic dysregulation issues are all seen in various combinations and degrees in neurobehavioral disorders such as ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and social skills deficits.

But, why? What is the link? Most experts believe that these disorders are connected to one another. How? Attend this comprehensive workshop and Dr. Melillo will answer these questions in the most practical way.

Based on 20 years of clinical experience and cutting-edge brain science, Dr. Melillo will teach you new and innovative therapy techniques that connect motor development to cognitive development, and examine the relationship to early milestones and retained primitive reflexes. You will learn to tie all of this together with the Polyvagal Theory, brain hemisphericity and a holistic understanding of how the brain and the hemispheres regulate everything. You will learn techniques and tools that translate into clinical success no matter what the condition or severity.

With the rise of developmental neurobehavioral disorders and the overwhelming wide spectrum of related symptoms, understanding the root cause of neurobehavioral and learning disorders is essential to successful treatment.

From this Live Webcast, you'll learn:

  • Techniques to identify and remediate Polyvagal issues, retained primitive reflexes and a wide variety of behavioral, learning and social issues
  • Strategies to quickly and effectively inhibit primitive reflexes and promote the development of postural reflexes
  • Tools to asses and promote balance in postural, oculomotor and vestibular systems
  • Assessments for motor, sensory, academic, cognitive and behavioral skills
  • Sensory, motor, cognitive and behavioral techniques to promote brain integration
  • Nutritional and simple dietary assessments and interventions

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

 

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.

 

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

 

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


COUNSELORS

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


COUNSELORS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


COUNSELORS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS - SOUTH CAROLINA

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


EDUCATORS

This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 6.25 clock hours in length.


EDUCATORS - ILLINOIS

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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form. Instructions will be made available the day of the webcast under the “Materials” tab.

After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation you will also need to complete the ISBE required “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form. Please mail this completed form and $20 enrollment fee to PESI, Inc., CE Department, PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000, along with your name, the full title of the webcast, and date of live broadcast.


EDUCATORS - INDIANA

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards. 


EDUCATORS - MONTANA

This program is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction. 


EDUCATORS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance.  


EDUCATORS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours. 


EDUCATORS, ADMINISTRATORS & EDUCATION SERVICES PERSONNEL - NEW JERSEY

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours. MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc. is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS

AOTA

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.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS - FLORIDA

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

** Florida Particpants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

Credit Requirements vary per state rules and regulations. Many states are non-mandatory for physical therapy. Please contact your state board to determine your requirements. 


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS - CALIFORNIA

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS - ILLINOIS

MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours. 


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS - NEW YORK

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. 


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS - TEXAS

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1807032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


PSYCHOLOGISTS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


PSYCHOLOGISTS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


PSYCHOLOGISTS

This live activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS - KANSAS

Approved for 7.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS & AUDIOLOGISTS - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS & AUDIOLOGISTS - ASHA

ASHA

This course is offered for .6 live ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists  & Audiologists who participate in the live webcast will be required to complete additional steps if they want their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Handouts

Faculty

Robert Melillo Related seminars and products: 1

MS, MNeuroSci, DC, PhD (C) DABCN, FACFN, FABCDD


ROBERT MELILLO, MS, MNeuroSci, DC, PhD (C) DABCN, FACFN, FABCDD, is a world-renowned expert in developmental functional neurology, brain imbalances, hemispheric integration and the diagnosis and correction of most neurobehavioral disorders and learning disabilities. He has graduate degrees in clinical rehabilitation neuropsychology, neurology, neuroscience, and chiropractic. Dr. Melillo is a prolific brain researcher, having authored five best-selling books, including Disconnected Kids, 50 peer-reviewed papers, and a major textbook Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood: An Evolutionary Perspective. He created Brain Balance Achievement Centers, which has approximately 150 centers and has helped tens of thousands of families.


Dr. Melillo has presented at numerous clinical and scientific conferences around the world and has taught his own course in a post graduate level for over 20 years. He is an associate professor of Developmental Disabilities at National University of Health Sciences, as well as cofounder and past president of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehab. Due to Dr. Melillo’s authority in the field, he has been featured in documentaries, appeared in thousands of radio and TV interviews, and hosts a TV show, radio show, and webseries.


Financial Disclosure:


Financial: Robert Melillo is cofounder of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehab. He is an associate professor at National University of Health Sciences. He is an author for Penguin Publishing and receives royalties. Dr. Melillo receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.


Non-financial: Robert Melillo has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Explain the relationship between brain development, primitive reflexes and developmental milestones to effectively treat neurobehavioral and learning disorders.
  2. Summarize the role of retained primitive reflexes in the development of neurobehavioral disorders.
  3. Complete a primitive reflex assessment in clients of all ages and implement specific exercises to inhibit each reflex and promote the development of postural reflexes.
  4. Analyze the connection between autonomic, immune and social engagement dysregulation and discuss the clinical implications.
  5. Implement clinical assessments of neurodevelopmental imbalances in clients.
  6. Identify how attachment, Polyvagal systems and hemispheric imbalances relate to symptoms of ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, processing disorders, or autism, as well as other mental health, behavior, and educational issues.
  7. Develop comprehensive treatment plans to improve and correct developmental neurological imbalances.

Outline

DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROLOGY OVERVIEW
  • Epidemiology of mental health, educational, and neurobehavioral disorders
  • Movement and brain development
  • Brain development through segregation, integration, and localization of networks
  • Primitive and postural reflex development and retention, plus the relationship to brain development
  • Brain asymmetry, development, function, and integration of the hemispheres, plus the relationship to learning disabilities, behavioral
  • disorders and socialization issues
ASSESSING AND REMEDIATE RETAINED PRIMITIVE REFLEXES
  • What are primitive reflexes? Why and how do they develop?
  • Assess primitive reflexes in infants, children, and adults
  • Symptoms associated with specific primitive reflex retention
  • Asymmetry of primitive reflexes and the relationship to brain imbalances, ADHD, dyslexia
  • HANDS-ON LAB: Remediation exercises for primitive reflexes
  • CASE STUDY: Adult female with multiple retained primitive reflexes, history of dyslexia, depression, digestive issues, and syncope
PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE OF THE POLYVAGAL THEORY IN LIFE AND IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Polyvagal theory and evolution of the autonomic system
  • Fear paralysis reflex, the Moro reflex, and both the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems development
  • Relate movement and primitive reflexes with Polyvagal Theory
  • Autonomic and hemispheric regulation of immune system, gut function, and other issues
  • Assess autonomic development, heart rate variability, and autonomic dysregulation
  • Connect brainstem development, the development of the social engagement system, and attachment disorders
  • HANDS-ON LAB: 35 ways to stimulate the Vagal system
  • CASE STUDY: Child with ADHD, retained Moro reflex, and abnormal heart rate variability
  • CASE STUDY: Patient with autonomic imbalance and autism
HEMISPHERIC DOMINANCE VS HEMISPHERIC WEAKNESS
  • Right brain vs left brain functions
    • Why and how the right and left brain become specialized
    • How imbalances can develop
    • How imbalance produces specific symptoms
  • HANDS-ON LAB: Testing for brain imbalances
    • Cognitive style profile
    • Hemispheric checklist
    • Postural hemispheric exam
    • Cranial nerve exam
  • Develop specialized hemispheric-based treatment to restore balance
  • CASE STUDY: Patient with dyslexia, learning disabilities and retained primitive reflexes
ATTACHMENT, POLYVAGAL SYSTEM, AND HEMISPHERIC IMBALANCE
  • Understanding attachment and behavior
  • Relate attachment with movement and discover the subconscious way we form and maintain relationships, and how this can affect us our whole life
  • How the brain hemispheres contribute to attachment
  • Functional neurology of human behavior, relationships and emotions
  • HANDS-ON LAB: Use the adult attachment inventory as a diagnostic tool
  • HANDS-ON LAB: Target functional neurology networks diagnostically and therapeutically
  • CASE STUDY: Patient with reactive attachment disorder and ADHD

Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, Educators, Psychologists, and Counselors

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