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Trauma Processing with Neurodivergent Youth: Adaptive strategies to support communication, sensory needs, cognition and more


Speaker:
Aditi Mehra
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC059512
Brochure Code:
PWZ90702
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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Description

Each child’s path to healing is as unique as their fingerprint.

But when kids with autism, ADHD, and developmental delays are also facing trauma, the way forward can seem impossible to find.

Communication impairments. Concrete thinking. Sensory needs.

It can start to feel like a puzzle you’ll never solve. A door you can’t unlock.

Often, the trauma gets overshadowed by the more visible needs, becoming an unseen barrier preventing progress.

Join Dr. Aditi Mehra, occupational therapist and trauma expert, to gain the specialized knowledge to provide the comprehensive support these children need:

  • Easily adapt ACT, EMDR, and CBT approaches based on each child’s unique needs
  • Differentiate trauma-related behaviors from disability-related behaviors
  • Skillfully apply communication strategies, sensory techniques, cognitive resources, and assistive technology within trauma treatment
  • Actively engage kids of all abilities

Return to work tomorrow with dozens of tools for your toolbox, including an extensive resource list for worksheets, social stories, visual supports, art therapy, and sensory activities you can implement immediately.

Register today for this crucial training to help the most vulnerable children on their path to healing.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. 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 info@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 your profession.  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 profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Arizona Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Arizona Counselors. The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, pursuant to A.A.C. R4-6-802, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling and approved by a national professional association of counseling, social work or substance abuse counseling. PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


Counselors - California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - Colorado Counselors

Professional development hours (PDH) are available. This live professional development activity consists of 6.25 PDH in the Coursework category. It is designed to meet the requirements of the Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners. Licensees can accrue up to 20 PDH in the Coursework category during each renewal cycle. Please save the certificate of completion in case it is requested by the board.


Counselors - Connecticut Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut Counselors. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying continuing education activity if approved by a national professional association of social work (Sec. 20-195cc-3). PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


Counselors - District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. 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 7.0 CE hours. 


Counselors - Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits. 


Counselors - 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 - Illinois Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Illinois Counselors. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Administrative Code Section 1375.220(c), confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by a Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor approved by the Division. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Counselors - Indiana Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Indiana Counselors. The Rules of the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (839 IAC 1·6·2) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by another state’s mental health counselor board. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Counselors - Iowa Counselors

CE credit is available. This live activity consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Iowa Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure, IAC 645–32.3(154D,272C). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for four years in your CE records.


Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.5 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Louisiana Counselors

This program has been approved for 6.25 hours of continuing education by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance


Counselors - Maine Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Maine Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure Rules (Chapter 7-A). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


Counselors - Nebraska Counselors

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Counselors - Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Counselors - New York Counselors

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 - Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-1126772


Counselors - Pennsylvania Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Pennsylvania Counselors. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors confirms under 49 Pa. Code S.49.36 that CE providers approved by the ACE Program of the Association of Social Work Boards meet the Board standards and qualify as approved providers. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - South Carolina Counselors

This program has been approved for 6.25 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Counselors - Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Counselors - Wisconsin Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Wisconsin Counselors. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (MPSW 19) accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling by approved providers recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Social Workers (NASW)

This live remote program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-1968 ) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work .


Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Synchronous distance.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 6.3 continuing education hours. 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers - Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Social Workers - Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


Social Workers - New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Social Workers - Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-1126772


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 0000008586. This Distance Learning-Interactive activity is offered at .625  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery and Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

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Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes 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. 



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Speaker

Aditi Mehra's Profile

Aditi Mehra Related seminars and products


Dr. Aditi Mehra, is a pediatric occupational therapist with a Doctorate in health sciences who is leaving an indelible impact across diverse therapeutic settings. Dr. Mehra serves as adjunct professor at Lewis University and is the director at the esteemed Chicago Fit Learning Lab. Dr. Mehra has over 25 years of experience working with children and teens with ASD, ADHD, learning disorders, and other neurodevelopmental conditions. She is passionate about improving trauma-informed care and cultural competency across therapeutic settings. In addition to her work as an occupational therapist, Dr. Mehra holds a certification in behavior analysis and has obtained certificates in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Trauma-Focused ACT. She provides continuing education presentations for various allied health groups in her community and across the nation.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Aditi Mehra has an employment relationship with Northern Illinois Association and receives compensation as a continuing education content creator and presenter. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Aditi Mehra has no non-financial relationships.

 


Additional Info

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 within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute 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.


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Objectives

  1. Identify the significance of trauma-informed care when working with children with special needs, including its impact on their well-being, development, and therapeutic outcomes.
  2. Identify the impact of trauma on the brain and its unique impact on the behavior of neurodivergent children.
  3. List practical techniques and interventions to recognize trauma in children with disabilities and differentiate it from their disability-related behaviors.
  4. Choose effective strategies for implementing trauma-informed care for children with developmental differences and their parents/ caregivers.
  5. Examine trauma-informed strategies and interventions within the scope of counseling, psychology, social work, and occupational therapy to improve function in children with disabilities.
  6. Utilize strategies to protect the mental health of clinicians when working with clients with special needs and complex trauma to promote overall health and wellbeing.

Outline

Neuroscience and Resilience

  • Signs of trauma in neurodivergent children
  • Trauma-related behaviors vs disabilityrelated behaviors
  • Impact of neurodivergence on traumaprocessing
    • Communication impairments
    • Sensory processing disorder
    • Physical disabilities
    • Medical needs
    • ASD-related behaviors
  • Brain change through EMDR, ACT, CBT, somatic therapies
  • Limitations of research and potential risks

Navigate Communication Challenges

  • Apps and tech to support 2-way communication
  • Psychoeducation using social stories and video modeling
  • Visual supports for emotion identification
  • 5 art therapy techniques to communicate without words
  • Defusion techniques for non-verbal children
  • Case study: CBT for autistic teen engaging in self-harm

Meet Sensory Needs

  • Create a sensory-friendly space
  • Quick & easy calming sensory strategies
  • Sensory routines for emotional regulation
  • In-session use of proprioceptive and vestibular strategies
  • Interoception: its BIG role in emotions
  • Left-right stimulation strategies
  • Case study: Play therapy to address trauma in child with FAS

Move Beyond Physical Limitations

  • Modifications for play therapy techniques
  • Positioning to support interaction
  • Help kids set value-driven goals despite disability-related challenges
  • Deal with disability-related identity issues
  • Assistive technology in trauma work
  • Case study: EMDR with child with CP and history of abuse

Engage the Hard-to-Engage Child

  • Movement before mindfulness
  • Capitalize on routines and rituals
  • Play-based trust-building strategies
  • Puppets, sand trays, and doll houses
  • Case study: ACT with autistic child in foster care

Support Cognitive Processing

  • Strategies to build sense of self
  • Dramatic play for perspective-taking
  • Resources for emotional identification and processing
  • Visual supports for understanding and acceptance
  • Building psychological flexibility through role-play
  • Case study: CBT and child with Down syndrome

Build the Child’s Dream Team

  • Co-regulation strategies for caregivers
  • Support attachment
  • Routines-based intervention for the home
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration for success

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

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