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What if we told you that you could prevent disruptive and social-emotional behavioral concerns in children? Even for those exhibiting early signs of Autism?

You CAN! When you're able to identify the subtle signs of developmental delays and diagnose early, you can effectively interrupt and replace the behavioral concerns with effective treatment strategies. With this online course, you'll walk away confident in your ability to make positive changes at an early age to influence children's behaviors and help improve self-regulation, social skills, and overall development.

Gain the activities and resources you need to promote long-lasting social-emotional growth for infants and young children who have developmental delays, behavior issues or speech and language delays:
  • Treatment techniques to STOP temper tantrums and meltdowns, including difficulty with transitions
  • Assessment tools to identify the early and subtle signs of autism and sensory processing disorders
  • Brain-based interventions to keep children on-task and focused on people or activities
  • Strategies to incorporate into the home, daycare, school, and clinic
  • And so much more!
Through case studies and video demonstrations, you'll sharpen your critical observational skills to recognize the symptoms early and develop children's performance in executive function, pre-academics, and motor skills before their disruptive coping behaviors become their norm later in life...
Early Interventions:
Social-Emotional, Sensory & ASD Development
Retails for $599.97
Today Only $299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn up to 18 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Module 1
Social-Emotional Development:
Successful Sensory-Based Strategies for Birth to 5 Years
National expert, Karen Hyche OTD, OTR/L, will share her 20+ years of experience to bring you the strategies you need when working with infants and young children who have sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorder, development delays, behavior issues or speech and language delays to improve their social-emotional development. Social-emotional health is influenced by our physical and sensory system as well as our environment... that's why Karen will also provide you with treatment techniques that work in the home, daycare, school, and clinic.

Foundations of Social-Emotional Development: Birth- 5 Years

  • Behavior
  • Temperament
  • Attachment & relationships
  • Disorders and delays that impact development
  • Sensory and motor developmental factors
  • Foundations for treatment: Current research

Evaluation Tools & Assessment for Service

  • Family assessments
  • Five area assessments
  • Social-emotional assess

Treatment-based Strategies for Motor Development

  • Sensory integration
  • Strength and coordination activities
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Music and movement
  • Timing and sequencing

Sensory-based Strategies for Feed

  • Assessing sensory areas that affect feeding;
    tactile, olfactory, gustatory and proprioception
  • Mealtime behaviors: Routine, structure, and scheduling
  • Four step sensory approach

Strategies for Behavioral Disorders

  • Routines and schedules to decrease behaviors
  • Daily report cards to improve self-regulation
  • Impact of sleep and nutrition on behaviors and strategies for each

Strategies for Emotional Disorders

  • Self-regulation technique to avoid meltdowns
  • Build self-esteem and confidence to improve social skills

Communication Strategies

  • Visual schedules to decrease frustration
  • Augmentative communication to improve social and emotional development
  • Social-communication for developmentally appropriate peer play

Cognitive Strategies

  • Multi-sensory experiences to improve cognitive and social skills
  • Personal stories to improve school and community behaviors
  • Video-modeling to improve peer interaction
Discover long-lasting, positive changes you can implement at an early age to help improve behaviors for the children you work with... Get started today!
About Your Speaker

Karen Lea Hyche, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with over 20 years specializing in sensory processing disorders, autism, and learning disabilities. She is the owner of Hyche Center for Sensory & Motor Learning, in Jasper, Alabama, an occupational therapy clinic serving children (birth-16 years) with a variety of diagnoses including, but not limited to, developmental delays, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, visual-perceptual deficits, poor handwriting, feeding difficulties, and autism. Dr. Hyche served as the occupational therapist in two Jasper County public schools for four years working with children from preschool through high school and continues to serve as a consultant, as needed. Learn more about Karen Lea Hyche, OTD, OTR/L

Module 2
Sensory Motor Play:
Improving Self-Regulation, Social Skills, and Development
Join Robbie Levy, MA, OTR/L as you uncover how sensory, motor and play activities impact self-regulation, social skills, and development. Learn cutting-edge, brain-based interventions for kids exhibiting excessive temper tantrums, limited motor skills, overly aggressive play, and much more...

Overview of Sensory Systems

  • Emphasis on tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive
  • Visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory
  • Body in space/body awareness
  • Modulation - when is it a problem?

Impact of Sensory on Behavior, Performance, and Learning

  • Attention, self-regulation, organization, executive function
  • Motor output (gross, fine, handwriting)
  • Activities of daily living (ADL’s)
  • Behavior, social skills, and self-esteem

Effective Intervention Strategies for:

  • Sensory:
    • Use all 7 systems-we are more than just auditory and visual learners
    • Modulation-characteristics of hyper and hypo systems
    • Concentrate on foundation skills and deep pressure/heavy work
    • Sensory Lifestyle/Toolbox - How to use what’s right there
    • Sound therapies and music- utilizing what you hear to change behavior and performance
    • Environmental modifications
    • Interactive Metronome, Brain Gym and more
  • Self-Regulation:
    • Yoga, Pilates, Me Moves-How movement helps
    • Breathing, oral-motor-using the ribcage and mouth to regulate
    • Meltdowns-prevention and what to do if you can’t
    • Transitions- how to help!
    • Social stories, visual-cognitive strategies and more
  • Play:
    • The 5 different types of play and their role in development
    • Use "Theory of Mind" framework to facilitate play and regulation
    • Enhancing independent play vs. adult/computer-directed play
    • Activities to enhance creative play, ideation and planning abilities
    • Activities to prepare for core curriculum goals in K and early elementary
Get your kids on a positive path to improve their social and motor development early on! Sign Up Now >
About Your Speaker

Robbie Levy, MA, OTR/L, founded Dynamic Kids in 1998 and serves as the director/owner. Her practice includes experienced occupational, physical, speech and language therapists who address a variety of sensory, motor, behavioral, social and academic issues in children from birth to adolescence. She has supervised and trained hundreds of therapists and graduate students from a variety of universities and colleges. Dynamic Kids partnered with NYU in graduate research in OT looking at the impact of sensory processing on attention, arousal, and organization in preschoolers. Levy has been a presenter at national AOTA and NYSOTA conventions as well as an AOTA proposal reviewer. Learn more about Robbie Levy, MA, OTR/L

Module 3
Assessment & Treatment Strategies for Birth to 5
With over 40 years of experience, autism expert Susan Hamre, MA, CCC-SLP will help you sharpen your critical observational skills to recognize the early and subtle signs of autism. You'll learn the behavioral differences between neurotypical and at-risk infants so that once a diagnosis is made, treatment can begin immediately. Walk away with new and improved strategies to reduce 'coping behaviors' like meltdowns, sensory challenges, under-developed communication and more.

Screening and Assessment

  • Measure developmental milestones
  • 'Red flags' of autism
  • Subtle differences in neurotypical and at-risk infants
  • The latest research in early intervention
  • Video case studies:
    • Neurotypical and at-risk development
    • Subtle, easy to miss signs of autism
    • Distinct results of early intervention

Treatment Framework: Interrupt/Replace Coping Behaviors

  • Underpinnings of displayed behavior
  • Recognize and support sensory seeking/ avoiding actions
  • Pair preferred and non-preferred actions/activities to enhance change
  • Replacement activities that can interfere with aberrant behaviors
  • The power of distraction that can alter rigid behaviors
  • Stimulate engagement as initially related to their interests
  • Unstick the 'sticky' attention
  • Steps to broaden a child’s play-based activity

Strategies/Techniques to Treat 'Coping Behaviors'

  • Meltdowns/tantrums
  • 'Stimming'
  • Sensory seeking/avoiding
  • Reduced engagement
  • Reduction of social reciprocity
  • Hyper-focusing
  • Resistance to cuddling/being held
  • Eating/sleeping challenges
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Under-developed communication
  • Resistance to change

Treatment Case Studies

  • How to begin treatment with a 9-month-old
  • 14-month old who does not respond to pain
  • 2 year old with hyper-focus issues
  • Build Customized Treatment Plans
  • Practice designing realistic goals
  • Dissect behaviors to build effective treatment plans
  • Design a treatment plan for your client
  • Reduce Insurance Denials
  • Writing obtainable goals
  • Documentation: Treatment steps to show progress
Gain transformative strategies to reduce meltdowns, sensory challenges, repetitive behaviors and more — Enroll Now!
About Your Speaker

Susan Hamre, MA, CCC-SLP, is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist with over 40 years of clinical, teaching and research experience with autism in the home, school, hospital and community settings. She owns and manages a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico that serves individuals from infancy to adulthood, with an emphasis on Early Intervention, autism, and various other challenging conditions. A clinician at heart, Susan has personally provided treatment for children as young as nine months, on up. She has had the pleasure of working with some individuals and their families for over 20 years. Learn more about Susan Hamre, MA, CCC-SLP

Early Interventions:
Social-Emotional, Sensory & ASD Development
Retails for $599.97
Today Only $299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn up to 18 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
View any of the video modules at your convenience with immediate entry into the online portal. You'll have unlimited access to all the materials, and you can download everything to keep for future reference! Plus, use the PESI Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices. Click here for course objectives and outline


Interact and collaborate with other professionals in the online community through chat boards and online forums. Participants love sharing ideas, asking questions and networking with other practitioners!



Complete your CE tests online at the completion of each module, with instant access to your CE certificates - earn up to 18 CE hours. Click here for Credit details


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Early Interventions:
Social-Emotional, Sensory & ASD Development
Retails for $599.97
Today Only $299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn up to 18 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
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