The Traffic Jam In My Brain ONLINE - Contents
The Traffic Jam In My Brain ONLINE
A Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with
Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Differences
Seven contact hours of material presented by international speaker Genevieve Jereb, OTR
Complete Course Contents
- What is a sensory integration?
- What is a sensory modulation?
- What is sensory discrimination?
- Understanding a developmental approach versus a product oriented approach
- Defining sensory profiles that may present in the nervous system
- Defining a typical nervous system
- Understanding sensory defensiveness e.g.Does my child have overactive protective responses to everyday sensations and events?
- Understanding a state of sensory overload e.g. Does my child seem to ‘disconnect,’ shut down, withdraw or ‘space out’ in environments or interactions when overwhelmed?
- Defining a state of low arousal – Does my child have difficulty alerting or attending to tasks throughout a typical day?
- Understanding the sensory seeker or narrow band child – Does my child seem to crave intensity, movement and input to stay connected and attentive throughout a regular day?
What can I do if my child has difficulties with:
Regulation? / Attention? / Learning?
Connection and engagement with others?
Self calming or self soothing?
- When do I refer to Occupational Therapy?
- What is Self Regulation?
- What is a Sensory Diet?
- How do I choose and set up planned sensory inputs and events that will support my child’s nervous system for optimal success in his/her day to day life?
- What can I do if my child has difficulties with:
What are the major structures of the brain that impact
Arousal? / Regulation? / Attention? / Focus?
- The power of ‘proprioceptive input’
- Understanding the impact of heavy work to the muscles and joints
- Understanding how and when to use deep pressure to the muscles and joints
Understanding key components of proprioceptive input
i.e. alignment, uneven surfaces, inclines, using the body as a container, active versus passive
- What are the major structures of the brain that impact
Module Five – Respiration
Understanding how efficient respiration patterns impact
Attention / Learning / Behavior
- Overall organization of the nervous system
- Simple ways to assess if my child is not breathing efficiently
- Defining and understanding the key components that support the breath in playful ways
- Understanding posture, positioning and core strengthening in facilitating efficient respiration patterns
- Extending the exhale to deepen the inhale
- Using the voice
- Using respiration toys
- Using music
- Hand placement to facilitate maximum and efficient breathing patterns
- Wrestling and rough n’tumble play
- Other playful strategies to enhance efficient respiration patterns in the dysregulated child
- Understanding how efficient respiration patterns impact
Module Six – Rhythm and Entrainment
- Poor regulation of the nervous system is a state of poor rhythmicity
Getting kids in sync using stronger external rhythms to support regulation, attention, sleep, feeding, behavior, passive and active learning and memory through:
Therapeutic use of self
Using rhythms on the body
Module Seven – Relationship, Engagement and Learning
- How can my child have meaningful relationships with peers?
- How to support my child in living a purpose-filled life?
- Using a developmental ‘process’ oriented approach to learning
- Following the child’s lead
- Avoiding power struggles
- Enhancing the child’s abilities to build on his/her ideas
- Providing choices that are acceptable
- Validating emotions
- Supporting successful transitions
- Supporting safety, exploration, risk taking and competency
Module Eight – Summary
- Review of Learning Concepts
- Videos and testimonials
- Question and answer exercises to solidify the learning experience