Labs and practical evidence-based techniques guide treatment strategies to facilitate self-regulation, attention, awareness, self-control in children with behavioral problems, developmental disorders, trauma histories, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and major psychiatric illnesses. Training for parents, educators, and other members of the team will also be emphasized.
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Learn to most effectively treat children and adolescents with complex behavioral, sensory integration, TBI, Autism Spectrum (DSM-V-TR associated diagnoses), cognitive limitations, PTSD, and other developmental challenges using 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. All participants receive reproducible, customizable copies of activities and strategies for home and school use. Emphasis will be placed on implementing new transdisciplinary intervention. Labs will improve participants’ effectiveness when sharing practical information and clinical research learned in this course with other therapists, parents and teachers.
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.
John Pagano, Ph.D., OTR/L presents workshops internationally for educators, allied health therapists, and mental health practitioners on improving self-regulation in youth with complex behavioral, developmental, cognitive, and sensory processing challenges. He has over 30 years experience as a pediatric occupational therapist working in NICU, birth-to-three, sensory integration clinic, pre-school,school, group home, and adolescent psychiatric hospital settings. Dr. Pagano is known for his humorous, interactive workshops teaching extensive practical interventions for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum and other complex behavioral and developmental challenges.
Dr. Pagano holds a B. S. degree in Occupational Therapy,M. S. in Special Education, and Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Therapy. He is certified in Occupational Therapy, Neuro-Developmental (Bobath) Treatment,QST Sensory Treatment for Autism, as well as an Instructor of Movement Based Learning and Positive Behavioral Support. Dr. Pagano conducts clinical research and maintains a full time clinical occupational therapy practice specializing in children and adolescents with complex behavioral, Autism Spectrum, cognitive,and other developmental challenges. He is a member of the AOTA School Mental Health Working Group and publishes extensively on the practical clinical applications of transdisciplinary research. An indepth description of Dr. Paganos clinical approach can be found on his website www.fabstrategies.org.
John was alsoa keynote speaker at the Education Resources Annual Conference: Therapies in the School 2015
"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
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Los Angeles, CA 90250
Hilton Garden Inn - El Segundo
2100 East Mariposa Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: Assessment, Intervention.
Applicaiton has been made to the NJ and MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Approved sponsor by the state of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy.
The DC, DE, IN, MI and VA Boards of Physical Therapy recognize other Board approvals.
ERI is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of PT and the NY State Education Department for 15.6 contact hours.
NBCOT professional development provider - 13 PDUs This course is offered for up to 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
This program has been submitted for approval of 13 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX SpeechLanguage-Hearing-Association (TSHA).