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2-Day Pediatric Certificate Course
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
$149.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on July 25, 2019.
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 8+ hours   Instructions
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 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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.
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Audience
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants