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Working with children who demonstrate challenging behaviors such as hyperactivity, hypoactivity, aggressiveness, self-stimulation, and inattentiveness can be tough.

Sometimes parents or guardians are looking for more answers... and you're not completely sure how to respond to "Why is this happening to my child?"

Knowing the underlying brain connections will help you better select and develop appropriate interventions for these disruptive behaviors.

Join renowned self-regulation expert and author, Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, for this intensive online course and learn clinically proven neurological approaches to addressing self-regulation in children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, and ADHD.

You will walk away with neurologically tailored sensory strategies, cutting-edge treatment techniques, and sensory equipment strategies... including mindfulness, social skills, music and movement, and respiratory-based techniques.

Connect underlying neurological components to clinical practice through:

  • Brain dissection video wet labs, neuroanatomy, pathways, and function
  • Autonomic nervous system and its connection to stress, fear, and primitive reflexes
  • Video examples of children in a sensory clinic demonstrating positive outcomes when equipment is used appropriately

You will learn how to analyze and apply treatment techniques, such as:

  • Activating the vagus nerve and the nervous system for regulation
  • Addressing primitive reflexes and improving social skills and age appropriate behaviors
  • Incorporating a mindfulness program for self-regulation
  • Applying evaluation processes, treatment planning, goal development, and re-assessment of children displaying challenging social, eating, and sleeping behaviors

Plus, you'll also receive a bonus session on sensorimotor interventions and walk away with over 80 exercises and worksheets from Dr. Lyons' popular eBook, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness — both included in your course tuition when you register today!

Advance your knowledge and your practice! Earn your certificate today! Whether you are an expert on the brain or new to this science, Dr. Lyons makes it easy to understand and easy to implement. Transform your practice and your clients' lives with an inspired, new outlook on self-regulation...
Certificate Course in Neurological Approaches for Self-Regulation:
Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders

Valued at $526.97
Today Only $299.99 — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 14.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Redefine Self-Regulation with Neurological Approaches
The Brain-Body Connection
Dr. Varleisha D. Lyons will show you how to differentiate between the characteristics of sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and autism and how the neurological processes of each disorder coincide with one another. You'll walk away with neurological approaches that tap into the central, autonomic, and enteric nervous systems to improve your clinical intervention techniques:
The Neuroscience Behind Self-Regulation
  • A look at sensory-motor pathways
  • Brain dissection video: The emotional brain and its connection to executive functioning
  • Neurological dysfunction: Hyper-activity, hypo-activity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory, and inattentiveness
Neuro and Sensory Integration: Linking to Behaviors
  • Breaking down self-regulation: Sensory, cognition, and emotions
  • Self-regulation effects on behavior: Flapping, inflexibility, rigidity, lack of inhibition, poor social skills, risk-taking
  • The power of the autonomic nervous system and its connection to behavior (ie. stress, fear, and primitive reflexes)
  • The power of primitive reflexes and how they impede function
  • Tools and strategies for assessing primitive reflexes
Video Case Study Analyzation: Aligning Symptoms and Characteristics with Appropriate Interventions
  • ADHD: Diagnosis and current treatment strategies
  • Autism: Diagnosis and DSM-5® updates
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD):
    • Sensory modulation disorder
    • Sensory-based motor disorder
    • Sensory discrimination disorder
Evidence-Based Clinical Interventions
Discover practical clinical interventions for challenging behaviors in clients, such as hyperactivity, hypoactivity, aggressiveness, self-stimulation, and inattentiveness. You'll learn how to implement music as a technique to initiate sensorial stimuli, calming and attentiveness in clients, and how to integrate a comprehensive mindfulness program to improve self-regulation in clients.
Self-Regulation Techniques and the Vagus Nerve Connection
  • Communication strategies that provide control: Symbolic and non-verbal
  • Self-management and behavioral strategies: Behavioral contracts, checklist for tracking behaviors, video modeling
  • Addressing picky eating and poor sleep habits: Desensitizing and non-threatening activities
  • Music as a technique to initiate sensorial stimuli, calming, and attentiveness
  • New interventions for vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory, smell, and vision work
Apply Neuroscience to Interventions: Hands-on Activities
  • Neurological connection of current programs such as Brain Gym®, sensory diets, and MeMoves™, just to name a few!
  • Integrate a mindfulness program for self-regulation
  • Address primitive reflexes and improve social participation and age-appropriate behaviors
  • Tool to assess child’s arousal levels to be used for daily schedules and to organize daily interventions
Treatment Planning: Video Case Examples of Children Displaying Challenging Social, Eating and Sleep Behaviors
  • Perform a virtual evaluation
  • Develop a treatment plan
  • Goal development
  • Re-assessment: When is it needed and when to discharge
The Neuroscience Behind Self-Regulation
  • Evidence-based intervention and techniques to address challenges with self-regulation
  • Address psychosocial concerns and experiences of caregivers of children with self-regulation challenges
  • Communicate methods to address reciprocal regulation between the child and caregiver to address the influences and interactions each has
Exclusive Bonus Package featuring Dr. Lyons' Expertise
Valued at over $80 — FREE When You Register Today!
Sensorimotor Interventions to Improve Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Functioning (CE Video)
Neurological Approaches for Children and Adolescents with Autism
Discover how to skillfully apply strength-based sensorimotor interventions for improving social, emotional, and cognitive function in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, will guide you through the underlying neuroanatomical connections to help you better select and develop appropriate interventions.

You'll learn:

  • Vagus nerve activation, music and movement techniques, and breathwork for emotional regulation and social participation
  • New self-regulation and mindfulness techniques to support arousal levels, along with new assessments and treatments to organize daily interventions
  • Environmental modifications to support optimal function of children with autism
Sensory-Based In-Session
Self-Regulation and Mindfulness (PDF Download)
Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder
This evidence-based resource will help the children you work with who have trouble self-regulating, staying focused, managing their senses, and controlling their emotions.

Based on the latest research in neuroscience, Self-Regulation & Mindfulness provides highly practical, kid-friendly lessons to teach therapists, parents, educators, and children about their brain and body, so they can build the needed skills to self-regulate.
  • Hands-on activities
  • Step-by-step exercises
  • Coloring pages and worksheets
Walk away with clear, concise and fun activities to address your children's arousal, attention, and social participation!
Self-Regulation and Mindfulness
Certificate Course in Neurological Approaches
for Self-Regulation:

Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders

$526.97 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials — all designed to help you effectively integrate neurological approaches for self-regulation into your practice. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI 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 focused on integrating advanced neuroscience and self-regulation techniques in clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 14.25 CE Hours! Click here for Credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
About Your Speaker
Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS
Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, 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. Lyons 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 a 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. Lyons 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. Lyons is the developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program, and her 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. Lyons 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. Lyons 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. Lyons earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University and her master's training in occupational therapy from Columbia University.
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Certificate Course in Neurological Approaches for Self-Regulation:
Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders

Valued at $526.97
Today Only $299.99 — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 14.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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