Dissecting the Brain-Gut Connection to Address Self-Regulation and Sensory Processing

Live Webinar 9 February 2022

  • This 2-hour masterclass webinar will walk you through the foundations for selecting appropriate interventions for children displaying TEST challenges. These are behaviours such as hyperactivity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory, and inattentiveness amongst other concerns.

  • Suitable for therapists and anyone else with an interest in this subject. Open to all.

  • Date: 9 February 2022, 14:00 - 16:00 (UK time)

  • Includes Certificate of Completion

  • Fee £25 GBP. 30 days access to webinar after live event.

Overview

Objectives: 

  • Review the diagnoses and the various neurological structures related to the various near and far senses 
  • Relate and apply current research on the neuronal plexuses to function and dysfunction of individuals with complex trauma disorder, autism, & ADHD via the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness and ACTION from Trauma programs   
  • Video case scenarios implementing current treatment techniques directly addressing children displaying challenging behaviors such as hyperactivity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory, and inattentiveness amongst other concerns. 
  • Enhance treatment outcomes to address the TEST behaviors of Tantrums; Eating; Sleeping; and Toileting by improving methods to properly select specific treatment techniques from The Self-Regulation and Mindfulness Program developed by Dr. Gibbs

 

More information:

Sought after occupational therapist, Dr. Varleisha Gibbs PhD, OTR/L walks you through the foundations for selecting appropriate interventions for children displaying TEST challenges. These are behaviours such as hyperactivity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory, and inattentiveness amongst other concerns.

Dr. Gibbs reviews current research advances in neurology and evidence for best practice and to enhance intervention techniques for addressing the challenges of various neurological conditions including Complex Trauma Disorder, Autism, ADHD, and sensory processing disorders. 

This course reviews the various neurological senses, neuronal oscillations, and the autonomic neuronal plexuses to better understand the symptomatology. 

This course will give specific focus to the various central nervous system plexuses and the role of the Vagus nerve. 

Active learning strategies will include video neuroanatomical reviews and case examples. You will be able to describe the various neurological structures related to the senses, describe neuronal oscillations and their connection to function, relate current research on the neuronal plexuses to function and dysfunction of individuals with Complex Trauma Disorder, Autism, ADHD, and related disorders. 

Dr. Gibbs will devote time to allow attendees to analyze intervention planning and goal writing for case examples of children displaying challenging social, eating, and sleeping behaviours. 

Lecturer

Author, Speaker and Occupational Therapist

Dr Varleisha Gibbs

Varleisha D. Gibbs PhD, OTD, OTR/L is the Vice President of Practice Engagement and Capacity Building at the American Occupational Therapy Association(AOTA).

Prior to joining AOTA, she served as the Scientific Programs Officer at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Dr. Gibbs is an international lecturer, researcher, and author. Along with being a tenured associate professor, she was the inaugural chair at Wesley College’s Master’s Program in Occupational Therapy, the first in the State of Delaware. Her areas of expertise include neuroanatomy, self-regulation strategies across the lifespan, health disparities, and pediatric therapeutic interventions. Dr. Gibbs founded and operated a private therapy firm for over 10 years.


Dr. Gibbs began her career after receiving her baccalaureate degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware. She continued her studies in the field of Occupational Therapy receiving a Master’s of Science degree from Columbia University and a clinical doctorate from Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Gibbs completed her Ph.D. program in Health Sciences Leadership at Seton Hall University.


As an occupational therapist, Varleisha has a passion for designing strategies to support individuals in their journey to live their most independent and fulfilled lives. In addition to being a licensed occupational therapist, she is an author, renown international
speaker, and expert in the areas of the neurological connections for self-regulation, sensory processing, trauma responsive care, and health and wellness.


Disclaimer:
The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this presentation belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the author's employer, organization, committee or other group or individual. Varleisha D. Gibbs Phd, otr/l is employed by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This work is independent of her role and not affiliated with AOTA,inc.


Website: www.drvgibbs.com
Twitter: @ DrVarleisha
Facebook: @drvdg
LinkedIn: Varleisha Gibbs
Email: info@drvgibbs.com

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