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Sensory-Based In-Session: Strategies, Techniques & Equipment for Children with ASD, SPD, & ADHD



Join sensory and self-regulation expert, Varleisha Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L, and discover various sensory strategies, techniques, and equipment to use when working with children with ASD, SPD, and ADHD. The underlying neurological components will be reviewed to connect neuroanatomy to practice. Through live demonstrations at a sensory clinic, you will learn what types of equipment you should purchase for your clinic as well as their appropriate use, when to use them, and for how long. Video examples of children in a sensory clinic will be used to demonstrate correct versus incorrect methods including how to maneuver the equipment for the sought response as well as what happens when equipment is used incorrectly.

A unique emphasis will be given to the neurological background, in relation to specific treatment techniques. Evidence-based practice will be an integral part of reviewing theories and current treatment techniques. Treatment techniques to be analyzed include: sound-based, movement, and vision-based therapies.


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Product Details
Average Rating:
  4.6   (0 comments)
Speakers:
Varleisha Gibbs
Duration:
1 Hour 53 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
08 Dec, 2014
Product Code:
POS062735
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

CPD


CPD

This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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Varleisha Gibbs's Profile

Varleisha Gibbs Related seminars and products: 5

PhD, OTD, OTR/L


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.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs is the founder/ president of Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc. She is a faculty member at the University of the Sciences Philadelphia and receives compensation. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs has been published in a peer-reviewed journal Occupational Therapy and Healthcare.


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Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  • Gain knowledge relating to the neuroscience behind self-regulation
  • Understand the cause and effect of intervention techniques as they relate to neurological components
  • Determine the specific equipment and techniques to use for what type of child
  • Identify how long and how often to use sound-based, movement, and vision-based therapy techniques
  • Apply appropriate strategies that work for treating children with ASD, SPD and ADHD

Outline

Introduction

  • The Neurological connection: background information on the Central Nervous System and Autonomic Nervous System and self-regulation

Research

  • Theories and principles for treatment interventions: To include Polyvagal and Sensory Integration theories

Current Treatment and Intervention

  • Traditional Strategies: When and how to use swings, climbing, and crashing activities
  • Sound-based Therapies: Identify what music to use, when to use it, and for whom
  • Movement Therapies: Appropriate use of yoga, Pilates, dance and drum therapy
  • Vision Therapies: Use eye yoga and tracking games

Application of Strategies that work

  • Awakening the Vagus Nerve: The use of breathe, Valsava, and massage

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