Clinicians consulting with teachers and families are increasingly challenged by students with complex behavioral issues. As a result, therapists desire discriminating skills and tools to identify the basis of these complexities. Is the behavior a result of neuropsychological limitations in sensory processing or a manifestation of social and emotional experiences? Traditionally, models of intervention have isolated these two features, as separate contributions of functional performance, which, when viewed holistically, are integrated and overlapping aspects of human behavior.
This workshop will provide an understanding of the integrated neurobiology of sensory processing and emotional/behavioral problems resulting in “challenging behavior”. Through lecture, problem solving labs, and videotape analysis, you will learn where on the integrated sensory-emotional continuum, sensation and mental health concerns entwine. This understanding, in turn, will allow for easier treatment planning. Treatment strategies will be specific to the home and school environment based upon active analysis of identified behavioral concerns.
The workshop is based upon cutting edge research bridging translational research from the fields ofneuro-science, occupational therapy, psychology and trauma psychiatry.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
• Describe the neurobiology of challenging behavior
• Distinguish between sensory, emotional and cognitive components of behavior
• Analyze various overlapping contributions to behavior problems
• Integrate theories of intervention into a holistic approach to complex behaviors
• Develop treatment techniques, relationship-building tools and dialoguing skills with complex students and their caregivers.
Mary Bridge Children’s Therapy
402 15th AVE SE