Effectively Treat Behavior in Children: Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing, Cognitive Limitations, PTSD, & Other Challenges
More effectively treat children and adolescents with complex behavioral, sensory integration, TBI, Autism Spectrum (DSM-V-TR associated diagnoses), cognitive limitations, PTSD, and other developmental challenge susing a new approach synthesizing behavioral, sensory integration, handling, mindfulness, activity, music, and developmental strategies. This hands-on lab course emphasizes practical evidence-based techniques integrating Positive Behavioral Support, Mindfulness, Therapeutic Movement, NDT, Neuropsychology, Sensory Integration, and sensory massage. Participants are armed with ready-to-go techniques and consulting skills to help children who have behavioral problems, developmental disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders,trauma histories, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder,Conduct Disorder, and major psychiatric illnesses. All participants receive reproducible copies of the recently published FAB Activity Strategies, Pressure Touch Program, Environmental Adaptations, Triggers & Coping Forms, and Oral Sensory Strategies and will learn to use them to develop individualized activity, environmental adaptation, and intervention strategies for home and school use. Emphasis will be placed on implementing new transdisciplinary interventions and advancing your consultation skills with educators, parents, mental health therapists, physicians, and fellow therapists. This course is designed for occupational, speech, physical,and mental health therapists as well as special educators,psychiatrists, and other professionals seeking to improve functional outcomes with children 3 to 21 years old.
Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
Assess and differentiate sensory integration and behavioral problems in infants, children, and adolescents.
Apply the assessment of sensory integration and behavioral problems to develop objective goals and apply appropriate intervention strategies (both contextual and direct) addressing each childs individual behavioral and/or sensory integration challenges.
Train teachers and therapists to effectively combine practical sensory integration, mindfulness, trauma informed, and behavioral strategies.
Use the FAB Trigger and Coping Forms to identify the most problematic environmental and body triggers for each child and the most effective coping strategies to promote self-regulation.
Implement advanced strategies for managing sensory integration and behavior problems (e.g., inattention, interrupting, screaming, swearing, kicking, biting, and hitting) during individual and group treatment sessions.
Learn to quickly develop home programs using the included forms (FAB: Activity Strategies to Promote Self-control, Pressure Touch, Environmental Adaptation, and Oral Sensory Strategies) for follow-up intervention across the childs school, OPD, hospital and home settings.
What others are saying:
"This course is excellent and should be encouraged for SLP's." - Michelle Scotto-Fischetti, SLP
"Dr. Pagano is an excellent speaker who shared his wealth of knowledge from years of research and experiences. I feel that I am coming away with a lot more tools in my toolbox, and I will be able to implement them immediately. Thank You!" - Karrie Olick, Occupational Therapy
"John is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge, learning from others, and helping everyone problem solve. This is a great course taught by a gifted instructor who is an asset to our profession." - Teresa Santaniello, Physical Therapist
"John is an animated and high energy, very down-to-earth and extremely relatable. He is a book learned professional who, refreshingly, practices what he preaches." - Kathleen Borneman, Occupational Therapist
"This course exceeded my expectations and introduced me to tools relevant to all of my patients. I can't wait to return to my clinic and incorporate all these newly introduced evidence-based strategies."- Janet Lindenmoyer, OT