6 hr 13 min multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
Experiential learning through simulations, games, tools and small group collaboration
Rewire the brain to increase self-regulation, organization and communication
Sensory strategies to enhance effectiveness of “talk therapy”
Mim Ochsenbein, MSW, OTR/L, will teach you how to apply the sensory processing approach to psychotherapy for optimal results with children and adolescents.
Sensory processing is a key element of your clients’ ability to function in daily life. In this seminar you’ll learn the sensory-based gaps found in the mental health treatment of children and adolescents with Autism, ADHD and Anxiety disorders, and how to treat them.
Using her unique and specialized skill sets as a social worker and an occupational therapist, Mim will show you new and effective tools to address self-regulation, relationship development and executive functioning. You will be able to identify and immediately implement key sensory changes to:
Enhance therapeutic interactions
Improve regulation across environments
Increase organization and successful completion of tasks
Attain optimal arousal for increased engagement in the therapeutic process
Through case examples, videos, interactive opportunities, role play, and small group collaborations, you will walk away with a new and clear connection between these conditions (Autism, ADHD and anxiety) and sensory processing deficits! Integrating these simple and effective sensory-based strategies immediately into your mental health practice will increase results and improve your client outcomes!
Assess and describe key sensory issues in children and adolescents with DSM-5® diagnoses that impact their day-to-day functioning.
Summarize principles of sensory processing related to attachment and how they overlap.
Recognize symptoms of ASD, ADHD, and Anxiety disorders that can be addressed using sensory strategies/techniques.
Explain how sensory processing techniques/strategies can improve self-regulation skills in children and adolescents with ASD, ADHD, and Anxiety disorders.
Design and implement strategies for improving organization of self in a child with ADHD or ASD
Discuss strategies to increase communication between a child and therapist during “talk therapy”.
Sensory Processing and ASD
Self-Stimulation as Sensory Seeking/Avoiding Behaviors
Triggers that Interfere with Engagement and Communication
Experiential Exercise, Case Examples
Sensory Processing and ADHD
How Sound Impacts Inattention
Link Touch to Hyperactivity
Recognize Sensory Based Anxiety in ADHD
Direct Connection between Sensory Processing, Executive Functioning & ADHD
Sensory Processing and Anxiety
Does Anxiety Cause Sensitivity or Does Sensitivity Cause Anxiety?
Triggers that lead to Social Avoidance Behaviors
Sensory Strategies to Improve Overall Function
Recognize Your Own Sensory Profile
Use Yourself as a Regulator for the Over-Aroused Client with ASD, ADHD and Anxiety
Sensory-Based Tips to Improve Your Engagement With a Child with ASD
Decrease Environmental Sensory Triggers
Tools to Increase Self-Regulation, Organization and Communication
Task Interventions for Success
Time Tools - What to Use, What to Avoid
Steps to Simplify Tasks and Reduce Stress Responses
Organize and Regulate Activities
The Sensory Rules: Key Inputs for Optimal Results
Organize Circuits to Prevent Regulation Short Circuits
Rhythmicity to Facilitate Engagement and Communication
Cognitive/Behavioral Strategies for Accurate Self-Identification and Alteration of Arousal State
Experiential Learning: Role-Play, Case Studies, Video Examples, Demonstration and Collaboration
Experience Sensory Processing From a Client’s Perspective
Explore Various Sensory Tools to Use in Your Practice
Role-Play to Practice Strategy Implementation
Case Studies to Demonstrate Specific Interventions for ASD, ADHD & Anxiety
Develop Strategy Implementation Plans
About the Speaker:
Mim Ochsenbein, MSW, OTR/L, has been practicing pediatric occupational therapy for the past 18 years. Her OT practice has included early intervention, school-based, clinic-based, in-home and residential settings. She specializes in sensory processing issues, autism, and twice exceptional children. Recently, she has married her occupational therapy experience and masters of social welfare degree by developing programs for non-profit organizations that provide both mental health and rehabilitation services for children and adolescents. Mim has also taught Pediatric OT Theory and Adolescent Conditions in Mental Health in the MSOT program at California State University – Dominguez Hills. She is certified through Western Psychological Services for instruction and administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.
*Continuing Education Information:
For U.S. and Canadian customers, a CE test is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI, Inc Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.