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  1. Management of Dysphagia: in Search of the Latest Evidence

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    This one-day workshop will address relevant topics on assessment, treatment and management of persons with dysphagia. Current evidence on the aging swallow, aspiration and related etiologies will be presented. Decision-making will be highlighted throughout. Discussions will be interactive and focus on aspects that impact the everyday practice of the speech- language pathologist in all settings; from acute to long- term care, from rehabilitation to residential settings. The audience will leave with a greater understanding of controversial and practice issues, and be ready to incorporate new or updated knowledge on Monday.

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  2. Over 75 Quick, “On-The-Spot” Techniques for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Problems

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    Course Description:

    Leaving nothing to the abstract, “75 Quick, ‘On-The-Spot’ Techniques for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Problems” will guide you through focused, clear and successful methods for treating children. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with tested methods will leave this seminar with a wealth of fresh ideas and rejuvenated spirits.

    If you do not have a lot of experience working with children and teens, you will leave with a defined strategy for success. If you are a seasoned professional, you will learn new tricks and techniques to re-energize and revitalize your practice!

    With nearly 25 years of clinical experience and a background in improvisational comedy, Dr. Steve is a strong proponent of “Edu-tainment.” Namely, he uses charm, wit and humor to enhance your seminar experience, thus improving the retention and utilization of the specific skills covered. We change the world when we touch a child’s life!

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  3. Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind, & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD, or Sensory Disorders

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    Course Description:

    Children with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD or autism have much in common. They are challenged with physical problems that affect their ability to focus and can also cause them to be emotionally reactive. Children who have trouble self-regulating throughout the day are missing out on typical childhood experiences in school, on the playground and with their families. They have difficulty making and keeping friends.

    This workshop looks at the underlying factors of poor self-regulation and how they affect the child. The course emphasizes practical interventions! You will walk away with details on how to create simple but effective programs in clinical, school and home settings:

    • Sensory therapy techniques
    • Simple self-management and video modeling programs
    • Sensory diets
    • Social stories
    • Energy regulation techniques
    • Communication methods
    • Transition strategies

    Clinical programs such as Interactive Metronome®, Sound Therapy, and Neuro-Feedback will be discussed, as will timely topics such as medication vs. non-medication for ADHD and the bio-medical approach controversy in autism. You will receive written handouts and a list of resources.

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  4. Lessons from the Neurodiverse: Helping Individuals with Autism Help Themselves Help Themselves

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    Recent discoveries about the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and early brain development provide compelling clues about why individuals with ASD use repetitive and/or restrictive behaviors as calming and coping mechanisms. During this
    interactive half-day workshop, participants will learn to view individuals with ASD through a psycho-biological lens that provides new insight into how to help these individuals help themselves. Compromised autonomic and social engagement nervous systems not only effect communication, social skills and behaviors, but heighten the affected individual’s fight-or-flight response. Breathing techniques, meditative exercises, autonomic biofeedback, and even hypnosis can help individuals with ASD self-regulate stress, emotions, and behavior. Those who live and work with individuals with ASD can teach and model these skills. When they do, affected individuals learn to turn down the inner turmoil and respond to life’s challenges with increased focus; less anxiety and rigidity; increased social skills; a better self-concept; and greater confidence. This workshop is geared for individuals with ASD, parents, and professionals.

    Mail-In Registration Deadline: October 9, 2017

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