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The presence of retained primitive reflexes can exacerbate hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and challenges with processing sensory stimuli.

And the simplest techniques can have the most profound effects on patient progress.

These seemingly small changes can be a catalyst for increase in developmental success to your patients with neurological deficits, behavioral challenges, autism, sensory processing problems, learning disabilities, and ADHD...

Now, for the first time ever! You will learn through the lens of a physical therapist, Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, and an occupational therapist, Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L...

...as they guide you through the missing links you need to achieve the results you desire and the patient satisfaction you know they deserve with the help of neuroplasticity techniques.

In this LIVE online course, Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT and Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L will provide you guidance to re-envision treatment planning and strategies. Plus...

  • Be led through case studies on what happens when trauma exposes primitive reflex dominance and influences overall function.

  • Learn step-by-step how primitive reflexes highlight the impact on developmental skills, learning, and behavior from function to dysfunction.

  • Review the central nervous system anatomy and physiology as it relates to reflexive motor patterns, which includes the cranial nerves, and the various levels of the central nervous system.
 

Join your peers today and discover how to integrate primitive reflexes and reduce their influences on higher level skills.

You’ll leave with treatment strategies including case examples, useful handouts, and activities to address handwriting, dressing, eating, and positioning.

Plus, at the completion of this hybrid online course, you will receive your certificate in Integrating Primitive Reflexes.

What is a hybrid online course?
It is a mix of LIVE teachings and on-demand recordings.

Course Schedule:

Tuesday, November 17th at 9:30am CT
LIVE 4-hour teaching with Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT & Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00am CT
On-demand 1-hour case study recording with Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT

Thursday, November 19th at 7:00am CT
On-demand 1-hour case study recording with Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

Friday, November 20th @ 9:30am CT
LIVE 1-hour Q&A Call with Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT & Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

PLUS! When you register today, receive 2 FREE BONUS SEMINARS. (3+ hours of additional learning)

Can’t make the live training?

Don’t worry! The recording will be uploaded to the course portal for you to keep in your account for life.
Note: Home-study CE credit will be added to the recording approximately 2-3 weeks after live date. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals. Credit cannot be earned for both the live and home study versions of the same seminar.

Certificate Course to Integrate Primitive Reflexes for Optimal Function:
Neurological Approaches from Early Intervention to Adolescence


— Live Online Course —

$609.94 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 4 LIVE CE Hours + 5.5 Self-Study CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Live Credit & Self-Study Credit

Get the techniques you need to work with patients with neurological deficits, behavior challenges,
autism, sensory processing problems, learning disabilities, and ADHD. 

The simplest techniques can have the most profound effect on patient progress.

Register today and you’ll get access to 4 hours of LIVE CE teaching and 1 Q&A content (no CE credits on the Q&A) from experts, Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT and Varleisha, Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L PLUS over 5 hours of self-study recorded content to get you started instantly.

Here’s what you’ll get:
 
Day 1 | Live 4-Hour Teaching: Integrating Primitive Reflexes for Optimal Function
When: November 17th | 9:30am – 1:30pm CT
 

Join Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT and Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, as they come together to review the primitive reflexes and highlight each impact on developmental skills, learning, and behavior from function to dysfunction.

Review the central nervous system anatomy and physiology as it relates to reflexive motor patterns, which includes the cranial nerves, and the various levels of the central nervous system.

Learn to integrate primitive reflexes and reduce their influences on higher level skills.

Can’t join us live?
Don’t worry — you will have access to the recordings afterward.
*You must be present at the live seminar to receive live CE credit. Home-study credit will be available on the recording 2-3 weeks after November 17th.CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals. Credit cannot be earned for both the live and home study versions of the same seminar. 

Outline
 
  • Neurological Overview 
    • Primitive Reflex – Need to know
    • From “infancy to classroom”
    • Tone qualities and influencers

    Nervous System Anatomy and Brain Loops – Sensory In, Motor Out
    • Reticular activating system – how underlying wiring of CNS interprets sensory information coming in and motor output
    • Brainstem
    • Midbrain
    • Cortex

    From Function to Dysfunction of Primitive Reflexes 
    • Causes of retention and obligatory reflex demonstration
    • Triggers

    Primitive Reflex Treatment Strategies 
    • Activities to address function: 
    • Treatments 
    • Conclusion 

Day 2 | 1-Hour Case Study Recording: Addressing Primitive Reflexes and Promote Functional Skills with Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT
When: November 18th | Accessible at 7:00am CT
 

Understanding primitive reflexes and how they live in the lower brain centers gives us control in the integration process. 

Nervous system damage or challenges require neuroplasticity tools for effective treatment.

In this one-hour case study Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT gives you a new perspective on how to enter the central nervous system with sensory information to assist in rewiring around impairments for improved motor outcomes.

Outline
 
  • Evaluation – Look at the patient functionally to see the nervous system
    • Purpose for primitive reflexes

    Causes for primitive reflex obligatory demonstration
    • How the brain relates information for survival

    Case study
    • History
    • Evaluation

    Treatment – Cranial nerve sensory pathways used for rewiring
    • Use of lobes for neuroplasticity advancement 
    • How to naturally decrease spasticity effectively 
    • Progress of the patient 
    • Results 

Day 3 | 1-Hour Case Study Recording: Primitive Reflexes: The Foundation for Function with Varleisha Gibbs PhD, OTD, OTR/L
When: November 19th | Accessible at 7:00am CT
 

Primitive reflexes are the developmental groundwork for independence.

When they do not properly integrate, primitive reflexes can overpower executive functioning, sensory processing, and emotional regulation.

In this one-hour case study Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L provides treatment strategies to improve participation and function in children and adolescent. 

Outline
 
  • Case examples   
    • Activation of primitive reflexes 

    How primitive reflexes connect to Self-Regulation 
    • Neurological pathways for executive function, sensory processing, and emotional regulation

    Case study
    • History 
    • Evaluation 

    Treatment
    • The 9 Targets
    • Contextual Sensory Intervention  
    • Results 

Day 4 | 1-Hour Live Q&A Session with Karen Pryor and Varleisha Gibbs
When: November 20th | 9:30am – 10:30am CT
 
  • Recap of key takeaways from the course
  • Get your questions answered live by Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT and Varleisha Gibbs PhD, OTD, OTR/L
  • And more!

Certificate Course to Integrate Primitive Reflexes for Optimal Function:
Neurological Approaches from Early Intervention to Adolescence

— Live Online Course —

$609.94 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 4 LIVE CE Hours + 5.5 Self-Study CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Live Credit & Self-Study Credit

Improve treatment for your clients by discovering the link between primitive reflexes and development.

Learn to evaluate the influence of primitive reflexes with central nervous system developmental stages, as it relates to function.

Practice simple techniques to immediately add to your treatment sessions, leading to increased developmental success: Behavioral Challenges, Learning Disabilities, Neurological Deficits, Sensory Processing Problems, Autism and ADHD. 

But don’t just take our word for it. 

See what your peers have to say about the presenters!

 

" Karen was a very engaging speaker! Loved her! " — Holly B

" LOVED the presenter [Karen Pryor], her delivery, and knowledge of the subject. " — Jaime B

" Excellent presenter [Karen Pryor] and content. " — Debra H

" Karen was a great speaker, kept my attention. Great expertise. " — Katie H

" Excellent speaker [Varleisha Gibbs]! " — Anne P

" Presenter [Varleisha Gibbs] was terrific, engaging and presented in an organized manner. " — Patricia V

" Varleisha Gibbs is an amazing professor! She made taking the course online fun and engaging!! " — Laura B

" Dr. Gibbs is an excellent presenter " — Catherine G

Certificate Course to Integrate Primitive Reflexes for Optimal Function:
Neurological Approaches from Early Intervention to Adolescence

— Live Online Course —

$609.94 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 4 LIVE CE Hours + 5.5 Self-Study CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Live Credit & Self-Study Credit
 
Primitive Reflexes: A Deeper Look into the Nervous Systems Pathway
— with Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT
(A $119.99 Value!)
 

Karen Pryor provides you with a deeper understanding of reflex and response mechanisms.

Discussion around the functional relationships between primitive reflexes and sympathetic nervous system interaction will assist in control of the treatment area.

You’ll learn inside and outside environmental considerations that impede primitive reflex integration to improve clinical outcomes!


 
COVID-19: Addressing Social and Collective Trauma in Children,
Adolescents and their Families

— with Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
(A $89.99 Value!)
 

Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, unveils the concepts of social and collective trauma. Children, adolescents, and their families are impacted by societal events such as pandemics, war, natural disasters, and violent events. You will learn activities and concepts to address the impact of trauma.

You will also learn unique approaches for maintaining routine, sensory-based strategies, respiratory-based techniques, and mindfulness and the connection to trauma care. The recording concludes with discussions about the future and moving beyond the trauma.


Can’t make the live calls?
Don’t worry - you will have access to the recordings instantly afterward.

*You must be present at the live seminar to receive live CE credit. Home-study credit will be available on the recording 2-3 weeks after November 17th.CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals. Credit cannot be earned for both the live and home study versions of the same seminar. 

Plus, you will have access to all the recordings for life!

 
Register for this live online course today and you will receive:



1 Live Sessions (4 hours)
Get immediate access to 2 bonus sessions plus join us LIVE on November 17th at 9:30am CT for a 4-hour learning session.

2 Self-Paced Videos (2 hours)
Review two, 1-hour case studies released on November 18th and 19th.

Review of Hot Topics and
Live Q&A Call (1 hour)
Attend our 1-hour LIVE Review of Hot Topics and Q&A call for additional insight, guidance, and answers to questions.


Plus 2 FREE Bonus Seminars
(3+ Hours)
This self-study course will provide up to 10 continuing education credits
Live Credit & Self-Study Credit

Online Community
Network and share ideas in online discussions with your peers in the course.

Earn Your Certificate
End this program with an elite Certificate in Integrating Primitive Reflexes
Certificate Course to Integrate Primitive Reflexes for Optimal Function:
Neurological Approaches from Early Intervention to Adolescence

$609.94 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Advance Your Clinical Skillset Today
 
Purchase the course and watch your email for your order confirmation. Get instant access to NEW techniques and tools that will transform your work with your patients. Click here for course objectives and outline.
 
Access this online course forever. You can always review materials at your own pace and convenience — anywhere and anytime! After the live calls are complete, recording will be uploaded to the course portal. Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices. 
 
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all working with children and families dealing with tech addiction and related issues, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and build your professional network. 
 
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 4 Live CE Hours + 5.5 Self-Study CE hours! Live Credit & Self-Study Credit
Meet Your Course Experts:
Karen Pryor

Karen Pryor, Ph.D., PT, DPT, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for over 40 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, an integrative therapy clinic in Tennessee. Involved with early intervention in the birth-three population for over 30 years, she has developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings, including homes, childcare centers, and school systems, to advance pediatric therapy programs. She is the author of Ten Fingers Ten Toes Twenty Things Everyone Needs to Know.

Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention, (2014-2024), a position to which she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Governor Bill Lee. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to the advanced treatment of children from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy School, and in the Volunteer State Community College Physical Therapy Assistant program. She is a clinical instructor for several universities and colleges. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor advances a more expansive view of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifespan by using COMPASS neuroplasticity techniques.

Click here for information about Karen Pryor


Varleisha Gibbs

Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author with 17 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing disorders and Neurological disorders. Dr. Gibbs is the Scientific Programs Officer for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. She is the inaugural chair and director of the master’s programs in occupational therapy and full-time associate professor at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Prior to joining Wesley, she worked at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as the director of the doctoral programs in occupational therapy.

Dr. Gibbs is steadfast and an expert in the field of neurology, cognition, and pediatric therapeutic intervention. She continues to lecture, and provide training, on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation to practitioners, parents, and teachers throughout the country and internationally. Dr. Gibbs is the developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program, and her new book, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Exercises and Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, was published in 2017 (PESI Publishing & Media). As co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders, she has provided families with strategies to understand and care for their children.

In 2003, Dr. Gibbs founded Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc., a company that provides interdisciplinary and quality therapeutic services to families. As founding president, she provided treatment interventions and education in the areas of sensory integration, autism as well as family-centered care. Dr. Gibbs co-authored the publication, “Family-Centered Occupational Therapy and Telerehabilitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”, found in the journal of Occupational Therapy in Healthcare. She received her PhD at Seton Hall University with a dissertation focusing on the Autism Spectrum diagnosis. Dr. Gibbs earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University and her master's training in occupational therapy from Columbia University.

Click here for information about Varleisha D. Gibbs
Certificate Course to Integrate Primitive Reflexes for Optimal Function:
Neurological Approaches from Early Intervention to Adolescence

— Live Online Course —

$609.94 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 4 LIVE CE Hours + 5.5 Self-Study CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Live Credit & Self-Study Credit
When you accept your invitation to earn your certificate in
Primitive Reflex Studies, you will:


  1. How to identify primitive reflexes and their important contribution to development

  2. Articulate testing and influence of the retention of primitive reflexes

  3. New hands-on methods that you can implement immediately into your practice

  4. A full demonstration of the integration exercise, including modifications for each reflex

  5. How to recognize the behavioral and physical symptoms associated with each reflex

  6. A clear examination of why the reflexes may still be present

  7. Discussion on what reflex integration can accomplish
 
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