5 hr 53 min
Details: Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
• Discover what can cause self-regulation to fall apart
• Build and enhance self-regulation in any setting
• Come away with:
...sensory therapy techniques
...self-management and video modeling programs
...energy regulation techniques
and much more!
Children with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD or autism have much in common. They are challenged with physical problems that affect their ability to focus and can also cause them to be emotionally reactive. Children who have trouble self-regulating throughout the day are missing out on typical childhood experiences in school, on the playground and with their families. They have difficulty making and keeping friends. This workshop looks at the underlying factors of poor self-regulation and how they affect the child. The course emphasizes practical interventions! You will walk away with details on how to create simple but effective programs in clinical, school and home settings:
• Sensory therapy techniques
• Simple self-management and video modeling programs
• Sensory diets
• First-person stories
• Energy regulation techniques
• Communication methods
• Transition strategies
• Behavioral Strategies
Clinical programs such as Interactive Metronome®, Sound Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT™) will be discussed, as will timely topics such as medication vs. non-medication for ADHD and new insights from research into biomedical aspects of autism. You will receive written handouts and a list of resources.
1. Summarize characteristics of sensory modulation disorder, ADHD and autism and how they overlap.
2. Illustrate specific treatments for SPD that can be duplicated at school or home.
3. Describe a sensory diet using readily-found items.
4. Tell elements of successful first-person stories and transitional activities.
5. Describe ADHD interventions to be used with or without meds.
6. Apply a simple self-management and video modeling program.
7. Describe how clinic-based therapies can reduce symptoms of SPD and ADHD.
How Self Regulation Affects a Child’s Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
•Overlay of systems
•Overlap with sensory processing disorder,
•ADHD, autism, giftedness, anxiety and related conditions
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
•Vestibular, proprioceptive, and sensory modulation characteristics
•What can go wrong
•Making it right: case studies and videos
•The big therapies: Interactive Metronome® (IM), Sound Therapy, brushing, sensory diets, and MeMoves™
Creating a Sensory Diet
•Designing and implementing sensory diets
•Parker’s guidelines for giving meds
•Greenspan’s strategies for avoiding meds
•Cognitive strategies, attention strategies and mindfulness meditation
•As a powerful behavior program for ADHD
•Case study on breaking “stimming” habits
•Role play & video modeling
•Teaching functional skills
•Catching child “being good”
•Layers of autism
•Working with emotions
•Communication strategies that provide control
•Match-and-repeat technique for social engagement
•Dealing with picky eating and poor sleep habits
•Behavioral strategies for eliminating difficult behavior
•What, why and how
Making Transitions Uneventful
•Strategies for smooth transitions
About the Speaker:
Dr. Varleisha D. Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L, earned her Master's of Science degree from Columbia University and went on to earn her clinical doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Gibbs spent several years studying within the PhD program of Health Sciences at Seton Hall University. Specific focus was given to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In 2003, Dr. Gibbs founded Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc. located in New Jersey. As president, she has had several opportunities to educate and research in the areas of sensory integration, Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as family-centered care.
Dr. Gibbs' work has been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Occupational Therapy and Healthcare. As a full time faculty member at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Dr. Gibbs is steadfast and an expert in the field of pediatric therapeutic intervention, and an advocate of evidence-based practices. Utilizing the best evidence is paramount to Dr. Gibbs. Therefore, when attending a lecture or workshop, attendees will be presented with the latest research and intervention techniques available.
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.
Non-Financial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs has been published