Neurological Approaches to Treat Children with Complex Trauma, ASD, ADHD, & SPD

Live Webinar 18 May 2022

  • This 2-hour webinar will outline evidence-based strategies for working with diagnoses such as Complex Trauma, Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorders.

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

  • Date: 18 May 2022, 14:00 - 16:00 (UK time)

  • Includes Certificate of Completion

  • Fee £29 GBP. 30 days access to webinar after live event.


Learning Objectives:

  • Measure the neurological connection to the various sensory strategies for treating children and adolescents diagnosed with various disorders such as complex trauma, Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorders.
  • Implement current treatment techniques such as mindfulness, activation of the Vagus nerve, music and movement, and respiratory-based techniques to improve the client level of functioning.
  • Design neurologically tailored sensory interventions in the treatment of challenging behaviours in children, such as hyperactivity, hypo-activity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory and inattentiveness from the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness, and Trauma Treatment in ACTION approaches. 


Session Description:  

Sought after occupational therapist, Dr. Varleisha Gibbs PhD, OTR/L shares evidence-based strategies for working with diagnoses such as Complex Trauma, Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorders .

This course expands on previous coursework on Self-Regulation and Mindfulness. 

Attending will help you further gain the essential knowledge of the underlying neuroanatomical connections to help you better select and develop appropriate interventions for children who display challenging behaviours related to self-regulation and ‘asynchronicity’. 

Dr. Gibbs revisits the neuroanatomy, and connects video case examples, to the various sensory strategies, current treatment techniques. 

We devote analysis of specific treatment techniques from The Self-Regulation and Mindfulness Program developed by Dr. Gibbs and recently developed ACTION from Trauma Approach. 


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.

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.

Twitter: @ DrVarleisha
Facebook: @drvdg
LinkedIn: Varleisha Gibbs

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    Neurological Approaches to Treat Children with Complex Trauma, ASD, ADHD, & SPD

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