Product Detail

2-Day Pediatric Certificate Course:
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 8+ hours   Instructions
Length:
11 hr 28 min
Details:
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Authors:
VARLEISHA GIBBS, PHD, OTD, OTR/L
ANGELA MANSOLILLO, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S
APRIL CHRISTOPHERSON, OTR/L
Publisher:
PESI Rehab
Copyright:
7/25/2019
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV063820
Objectives
  1. Identify three signs/symptoms of gastro-intestinal pathology as it manifests itself in children.
  2. Describe three potential inter-relationships between the respiratory and gastro-intestinal systems.
  3. Implement three interventions to increase hunger and decrease GI discomfort in children with limited food repertoires.
  4. Implement interventions to decrease work of breathing and improve breathing/swallow coordination in children with feeding difficulties.
  5. Review the diagnoses and the various neurological structures related to the 9 senses.
  6. Describe neuronal oscillations and their connection to function.
  7. Relate current research on the neuronal plexuses to function and dysfunction of individuals with complex trauma disorder, autism & ADHD. 
  8. Explore the signs and symptoms of Complex Trauma.
  9. Assess for and recognize Complex Trauma.
  10. Provide inclusive treatment interventions and approaches for patients with Complex Trauma.
  11. Summarize the neurological connection to the various sensory strategies for treating children and adolescence diagnosed with complex trauma, autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorders.
  12. Implement current treatment techniques such as mindfulness, activation of the Vagus nerve, music and movement, and respiratory-based techniques to improve client level of functioning.
  13. Select neurologically tailored sensory interventions in the treatment of challenging behaviors in children, such as hyper-activity, hypo-activity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory and inattentiveness.
  14. Discuss the pros and cons of dietary modifications for clients with dysphagia.
  15. Identify compensatory swallowing strategies specific to physiological impairments.
  16. Design exercise programs that will target specific physiological impairments for clients with dysphagia.
  17. Evaluate primitive reflexes that have not fully integrated in children diagnosed as developmentally delayed.
  18. Articulate the principals of neuroplasticity and identify treatment tools using neuroplasticity principals for rehabilitation in the pediatric population.
  19. Demonstrate the brain regions responsible for development of auditory and motor sensory processing and describe the research that supports specific treatment of the auditory-motor pathways in Pediatric Rehabilitation.
  20. Identify creative and evidence-based approaches to implement timing and movement activities that will focus directly on primitive reflex integration, brain development, and sensory motor skills.
Outline
Neurological Connections for Motor, Sensory & Behavior Deficits: How Kids Brains Work
  • Sensory-Motor-Auditory Pathways Emotional brain’s connection to functioning & behavior
  • Primitive reflexes
  • Developmental milestones
Dissect the Brain-Gut Connection: What Kids Guts are Telling You
  • Current research related to:
    • Complex Trauma, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Deficits
  • Neurological structures related to the 9 senses
  • Neuronal oscillations and their connection to function
  • Central nervous system plexuses and the role of the Vagus nerve
Dysphagia and Not Just Picky Eating: Kids that Can’t and Won’t Eat
  • GI pathologies and respiratory diseases Inter-relationships between respiratory and gastro-intestinal systems
  • Digestive and respiratory function
  • Physiological targets for swallow treatment
  • Pros and cons of dietary modifications
Mindfulness, Music, Movement and Respiratory-Based Techniques for:
  • Hyper-activity, hypo-activity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory and inattentiveness
  • Vestibular, interoception, auditory, olfactory and vision work
  • Primitive Reflexes
Dietary/Lifestyle Interventions and Compensatory Strategies for:
  • GERD, constipation, allergies, and respiratory insufficiencies
  • Increase volume and variety of food intake
  • Breathing/swallow discoordination, delays in swallow response, and pharyngeal dysmotility
  • Increase hunger and decrease GI discomfort
Author

VARLEISHA GIBBS, PHD, OTD, OTR/L

Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author with 17 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing disorders and Neurological disorders. Dr. Gibbs is the Scientific Programs Officer for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. She is the inaugural chair and director of the master’s programs in occupational therapy and full-time associate professor at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Prior to joining Wesley, she worked at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as the director of the doctoral programs in occupational therapy.

Dr. Gibbs is steadfast and an expert in the field of neurology, cognition, and pediatric therapeutic intervention. She continues to lecture, and provide training, on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation to practitioners, parents, and teachers throughout the country and internationally. Dr. Gibbs is the developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program, and her new book, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Exercises and Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, was published in 2017 (PESI Publishing & Media). As co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders, she has provided families with strategies to understand and care for their children.

In 2003, Dr. Gibbs founded Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc., a company that provides interdisciplinary and quality therapeutic services to families. As founding president, she provided treatment interventions and education in the areas of sensory integration, autism as well as family-centered care. Dr. Gibbs co-authored the publication, “Family-Centered Occupational Therapy and Telerehabilitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”, found in the journal of Occupational Therapy in Healthcare. She received her Ph.D. at Seton Hall University with a dissertation focusing on the Autism Spectrum diagnosis. Dr. Gibbs earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs is the founder/ president of Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc. She is a faculty member at the University of the Sciences Philadelphia and receives compensation. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs has been published in a peer-reviewed journal Occupational Therapy and Healthcare.

ANGELA MANSOLILLO, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a speech-language pathologist and board-recognized specialist in swallowing disorders with over 21 years of experience. She is a senior speech-language pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she is involved in evaluation, treatment, and program planning for adults and children with dysphagia. In addition, she is a clinical supervisor and adjunct faculty member at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. For over 15 years, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations and served as guest lecturer at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.

Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College and earned her Master of Arts in speech-language pathology from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Angela Mansolillo has an employment relationship with Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Angela Mansolillo is board certified specialist, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

APRIL CHRISTOPHERSON, OTR/L

April Christopherson, OTR/L, has been an occupational therapist for over 25 years and has worked with diverse populations in a variety of settings – including home health, private clinic and in-patient rehabilitation. She is the owner of Exploration Kids in Therapy in Gunnison, CO serving the pediatric rehabilitation outpatient population having diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, dysgraphia, misophonia, Down’s Syndrome, delayed milestones, and general fine motor delays. She consults privately from her home in Colorado Springs, CO. She believes in a whole, team approach to the client – including various medical professionals and therapists plus the use of functional neurology and metabolic/nutrition counseling. April ahs worked as a legal consultant and as an expert witness throughout the United States. She is a member of the adjunct faculty for Interactive Metronome and Advanced Brain Technologies. April was granted her degrees in occupational therapy and psychology from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA in 1991.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: April Christopherson is owner of Exploration Kids Therapy. She receives a consulting fee from Interactive Metronome; and Advanced Brain Technologies. Ms. Christopherson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: April Christopherson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
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**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.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Credit Available Until: 7/25/2021
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 12.0 self-study contact hours or 1.2 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 7/25/2021.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.0 continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This self-study course consists of 12.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:
CA PT
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 12.25 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 12.0 CE credit hours.

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 self-study course qualifies for 14.9 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants
NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2021.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants: The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 12.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Utah Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

California Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 12.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists: Approved for 14.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Other Professions
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Audience
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants