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Seminar Detail

2-Day Advanced Training: Treating Complex Behavioral Challenges in Severely Dysregulated Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
Where:
ROCHESTER, NY
When:
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - Friday, March 13, 2020

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Children, adolescents and young adults who are verbally and physically aggressive, tantrum, or don’t pay attention are impossible to effectively treat or teach. The severe behavioral challenges they exhibit sabotage our ability to help improve development, learning, and family life. But how do we help a child break through the self-regulation issues that limit their progress?

Join expert and author John Pagano, PhD, OTR/L, as he guides you through the latest research on brain development and how to successfully integrate environmental adaptation, sensory modulation, positive behavior and physical self-regulation activities to help young clients manage their intense feelings without inappropriate verbal, physical, or self-injurious behaviors. Drawing on extensive research and 31 year of clinical trial with children with complex behavioral challenges, Dr. Pagano will teach you:
  • Tools to differentiate sensory integration and behavioral challenges
  • Step-by-step developmentally sequenced activities for diverse levels (from severely developmentally disabled to highly capable) and across age levels
  • Interventions for the most problematic environmental and body triggers
  • Techniques to manage sensory overload and self-injurious behaviors
  • Strategies to teach frustration tolerance and reinforce appropriate actions
  • Sensory, mindfulness and trauma-informed care to improve relationships and social skills
  • Movement strategies and role-playing games to manage intense feelings
  • Strategies to modulate arousal levels to decrease self-injurious behavior and suicidal ideation
  • Activities to be used in a variety of settings, including individualized, small group and class-wide
Through engaging case studies with treatment videos, demonstrations and hands-on activities you will leave this program with the essential skills and confidence to integrate individualized activity programs that are not only fun, but will significantly decrease disruption and improve learning! Register today!
Objectives:

  1. Apply the latest research on effective strategies for the treatment of children/adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and PTSD.
  2. Assess and differentiate sensory integration and behavioral challenges in infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
  3. Apply the assessment of sensory integration and behavioral problems to develop objective goals and apply appropriate intervention strategies addressing individual behavioral and/or sensory integration challenges.
  4. Interpret and integrate sensory, preference, and behavior function assessments to improve learning and behavior.
  5. Determine the most problematic environmental and body triggers for each child and the most effective coping strategies to promote self-regulation.
  6. Manage sensory overload and self-injurious behaviors through a multi-disciplinary approach of positive behavior techniques and sensory modulation strategies.
  7. Use sensory, mindfulness and trauma-informed care to improve relationships and social skills.
  8. Employ fun movement strategies and role-playing games to help children/adolescents understand and manage feelings and develop social skills.
  9. Implement strategies to improve frustration tolerance and decrease physical and verbal aggression during individual and group treatment sessions.
  10. Integrate pressure touch, environmental adaptation, and oral sensory strategies to promote self-control and calm that are effective in the clinic, classroom or at home.
  11. Develop individualized visual supports that orient children/adolescents to their daily schedules and classroom expectations.
  12. Implement strategies to help children/adolescents modulate their arousal levels to decrease self-injurious behavior and suicidal ideation.
OUTLINE

Neuropsychology: How Unique Brain Differences Guide Treatment
  • Latest research on effective treatment strategies
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities, ASD, and PTSD
  • Manage comorbid disorders and symptoms
  • How to get children/adolescents to pay attention
Assessment: Combine Observation with Standardized Tools
  • Identify the primary reason for a challenging behavior
  • Assess sensory modulation and preferences
  • Find youth’s major interests and reinforcers
  • Write reports that parents and other professionals will read
Take Your Intervention to The Next Level!!!
  • Effectively intervene when the youth first begin feeling upset
  • Engaging activities to improve behavior
  • Teach self-awareness of triggers and arousal level
  • Manage the environment to limit and anticipate triggers
  • Case Study: Adaptations to manage behavior in a Head Start Class
Manage Sensory Overload and Self-Injurious Behaviors
  • Reduce visual, auditory and tactile distractions
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis using Pivotal Response Training
  • Positive Behavioral Support and FAB Turtle
  • Develop a sensory coping area
  • Strategies for combined sensory sensitivity and trauma disorders
  • Minimize self-injurious behavior
  • Sensory emphasis of learning activities
  • Case Study: Therapy ball activities to calm an 18-year old with ASD & Intellectual Disabilities
Improve Relationships with Sensory, Mindfulness & Trauma-Informed Care
  • Integrate trauma-informed care into all activities
  • Match mindfulness strategies to attention and arousal levels
  • Inclusion with integrated class, small group and individual sessions
  • Sensory strategies to improve learning and behavior
  • Activities to match interest and developmental level
Improve Social Skills
  • Teach children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities
  • Fun movement strategies to help children understand and manage feelings
  • Movement breaks that improve behavior
  • Role-playing games and anti-bullying techniques
Decrease Physical, Verbal and Other Misbehaviors
  • Improve relationships through positive interactions
  • Decrease verbal and physical aggression
  • Avoid or minimize conflicts
  • Developmentally teach frustration tolerance and reinforce appropriate actions
  • Case Study: Individualized activity programs for adolescents with anxiety, ODD, ASD, sensory over-sensitivity, and physical aggression
Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Conditioning to calm children with intellectual disabilities
  • Individualized activity program for a child you work with
  • Fidgets, head phones and adaptive equipment
  • Visual supports to teach schedule, routines and rules
  • Touch for calming and improving relationships
  • Case Study: Pressure touch for calming a 3 and 8-year old with ASD
Reduce Depressive Symptoms
  • Activities to increase arousal level
  • Help children recognize their need for help in avoiding aggression
  • Reduce and challenge depressive thoughts using art
  • Decrease self-injurious behavior and suicidal ideation
  • Energy wheels of activities for improved mental health
Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Other Helping Professionals Who Work with Children 3-21 Years of Age

JOHN PAGANO, PH.D., OTR/L

John Pagano, Ph.D., OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience in treating children, adolescents and young adults with developmental, severe behavioral and sensory integration problems in NICU, birth-to-three, sensory integration clinic, pre-school, school, group home, and adolescent psychiatric hospital settings. He is the owner of Pagano FAB Strategies, LLC, which provides proven approaches that simultaneously address inappropriate behavior as part of therapy, teaching and parenting. Dr. Pagano currently is the occupational therapist at an adolescent psychiatric hospital and school and is part-time faculty in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University. He integrates sensory processing, mindfulness, positive behavioral support strategies, and massage strategies to help youngsters with complex behavioral, mental health, developmental, intellectual and sensory processing challenges.

Dr. Pagano has a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy, M.S. in Special Education and B.S. in Occupational Therapy. He has certifications in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, Movement-Based Learning, QST Massage for Autism, as well as being an instructor in Positive Behavioral Support.

Dr. Pagano presents workshops internationally to occupational, speech-language, physical, and mental health therapists as well as educators on improving self-regulation in youth with complex, behavioral, developmental, cognitive, and sensory processing challenges. He is the author of FAB Functionally Alert Behavior Strategies: Integrated Behavioral, Developmental, Sensory, Mindfulness & Massage Treatment (Pagano FAB Strategies, LLC).
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New York Counselors: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Educators/Teachers
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New York Educators: PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 12.5 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
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New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 15.2 Contact Hours.

New York Psychologists: This live activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction and is related to the practice of psychology.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for 1.25 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area).


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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