You have a passion for helping children…
Working in a pediatric rehab setting, you’re already seeing children with motor, sensory & behavior deficits every day…children who have trouble walking, eating, dressing, attending school, and making friends.
Each of these children are unique. Each one has individual gifts, values and needs. And you have the power to help these children and their families experience a better quality of life.
These cases are challenging — which makes it critical to approach this work from an evidence-based perspective. The work is hard, but you can help each of these young people reach their maximum potential by applying lifechanging interventions.
Which is why we’re sharing with you innovative, proven strategies and methods that treat the core issues in pediatric rehab: motor control, language, sensory development, auditory processing, reflex integration, delayed developmental milestones, and more!
To help you get through it, we’ve brought together the nation’s top clinicians to provide you with hundreds of tools that you can start using within a matter of days, or even hours! Learn the most effective therapies to rewire the brain and discover how neuroplasticity is remapping pathways in the brain for faster, longer-lasting outcomes.
Let this course be your secret weapon as you start changing lives for your patients and their families, teaching them how to apply these powerful skills at home.
Promote optimal wellness for children and families
In a rehab setting, you’re required to use flexibility and creativity just as much as you’re required to use your background training, education and knowledge. Enhance all of these skills with this completely self-paced course.
Grow your clinical competency and fill your toolbox with the advanced skills provided in this completely self-paced course. Within days, you’ll be creating therapeutic plans based on these proven developmental theories and scientific principles.
Here’s What You’ll Learn in the Course
- Neurological Connections for Motor, Sensory & Behavior Deficits: How Kids’ Brains Work
- Sensory-Motor-Auditory Pathways
- Emotional brain’s connection to functioning & behavior
- Primitive reflexes
- Developmental milestones
- Dissect the Brain-Gut Connection: What Kids Guts are Telling You
- Current research related to:
- Complex Trauma, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Deficits
- Neurological structures related to the 9 senses
- Neuronal oscillations and their connection to function
- Central nervous system plexuses and the role of the Vagus nerve
- Dysphagia and Not Just Picky Eating: Kids that Can’t and Won’t Eat
- GI pathologies and respiratory diseases
- Inter-relationships between respiratory and gastro-intestinal systems
- Digestive and respiratory function
- Physiological targets for swallow treatment
- Pros and cons of dietary modifications
- Mindfulness, Music, Movement and Respiratory-Based Techniques for:
- Hyper-activity, hypo-activity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory and inattentiveness
- Vestibular, interoception, auditory, olfactory and vision work
- Primitive Reflexes
- Dietary/Lifestyle Interventions and Compensatory Strategies for:
- GERD, constipation, allergies, and respiratory insufficiencies
- Increase volume and variety of food intake
- Breathing/swallow discoordination, delays in swallow response, and pharyngeal dysmotility
- Increase hunger and decrease GI discomfort
- Pediatric Neuroplasticity Interventions for Sensory and Primitive Reflex Integration
- Neuroplasticity for Children
- Brain Anatomy & Function
- Nervous System
- Sensory Organs
- Primitive Reflexes & Movement to Integrate
200 pages of unique, evidence-based resources to help children self-regulate, focus, and manage their senses and control their emotions.
"I love this book. Dr. Gibbs used the latest research to put together programs for your children with Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD and autism. The exercises are simple to do, the text is clear and well-illustrated, and the relevant theory behind each program is explained in simple terms. This is a must-have for your practice or classroom!" — Teresa G., OTR
Join today's most experienced clinicians as we share the latest research and recommendations pertaining to:
- Swallowing Disorders & Picky Eaters
- Autism, ADHD & Trauma
- Primitive Reflexes
- Sensory Issues, and so much more
Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a speech-language pathologist and Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 21 years of experience. She is a senior speech-language pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she is involved in evaluation, treatment, and program planning for adults and children with dysphagia.
Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College and earned her Master of Arts in speech-language pathology from the University of Connecticut.Click here for information about Angela Mansolillo
Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author with 17 years of experience working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing, and Neurological disorders. Dr. Gibbs is the developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program, author of Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Exercises and Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (PESI Publishing & Media) and co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders.
Dr. Gibbs earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University and her master's training in occupational therapy from Columbia University. Dr. Gibbs is the Scientific Programs Officer for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.Click here for information about Varleisha D. Gibbs
April Christopherson, OTR/L, has been an occupational therapist for over 25 years. April worked as the director of OT and director of training and development for over 10 years for The Shandy Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO. She is a member of both the Advanced Brain Technologies and Interactive Metronome adjunct faculty where she teaches introductory and advanced continuing education courses to professionals. She has traveled around the USA and the world teaching on Neuroplasticity and Development.
April was granted her degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology from St Ambrose University in Davenport, IA in 1991.Click here for information about April Christopherson
- Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Speech-Language Pathologist/Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
- Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant
- Social Worker
- Early Childhood Special Education Teacher/Early Childhood Staff
Register for this course today and we’ll walk you step-by-step through the learning process so you can:
- Assess and provide inclusive treatment interventions for complex trauma
- Determine various sensory strategies for patients diagnosed with complex trauma, autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorders, including mindfulness, activation of the Vagus nerve, music and movement, respiratory-based techniques, and more
- Apply neurologically tailored sensory interventions in the treatment of challenging behaviors in children, such as hyper-activity, hypo-activity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory and inattentiveness
- Evaluate primitive reflexes that have not fully integrated in children diagnosed as developmentally delayed — and understand how they influence movement patterns
- Implement timing and movement activities that will focus directly on primitive reflex integration, brain development, and sensory motor skills
- Articulate the principals of neuroplasticity and identify treatment tools using neuroplasticity principals for rehabilitation in the pediatric population
- Create multisensory experiences for your patients that incorporate diverse and novel activities
- Determine the signs and symptoms of gastro-intestinal pathology and improve breathing/swallow coordination in children with feeding difficulties
- Apply physiological interventions for dysphasia, gastro-intestinal and respiratory issues that underlie food refusal as you help increase hunger and decrease GI discomfort
- Design exercise programs to target specific physiological impairments for clients with dysphagia… and more!