Finding Safety and Stability: A Trauma-Informed Sensory Motor Approach
March 1| usd $225
Therapists and other professionals who work with individuals with sensory and developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum, attention deficit, learning disabilities) often encounter clients with difficulties related to developmental trauma. Traumatic events may be overt, such as early loss of a primary caregiver; sexual, physical or emotional abuse; or domestic, community and school violence. Trauma may also be innocent, such as early hospitalization and necessary lifesaving medical procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit. Exposure to adverse life experiences has been shown to increase the likelihood of social, emotional and developmental delays. Furthermore, children with developmental delays have a higher risk of being subjected to experiences involving physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
There is a growing understanding, and accompanying clinical practice that addresses the connection between sensory processing dysfunction and trauma. When an individual cannot adequately process sensory information or traumatic experiences, the body’s natural defense mechanisms become heightened, further impacting sensory processing disorder.
This live, one-day, online course will explore the connections between trauma, sensory processing and sensory integrative difficulties. Participants will learn how sound and movement are critical in the development of body based, perceptual motor, and social emotional foundations for feeling safe in the world and in relationship to another. Treatment labs will explore the basics of auditory and vestibular/somatosensory processing, and their relationship to arousal, attachment, self-regulation, and learning. Video and case presentations will bring key concepts and treatment strategies to life in this theoretically-based, yet practical course.
Registration includes the Therapy Ball Trio (S&H fees may apply^).
Take an additional discount of $15 per participant for groups of 3 or more individuals enrolling simultaneously under the same web-order.
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Check-in begins at 8:30am CST
Test begins at approx. 4:15pm CST
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the relationship between the inner ear, arousal, and affect regulation.
- Recognize the importance of the auditory and vestibular systems in the development of orientation in time and space, necessary for feeling safe in one’s body and relating to others.
- Select three therapeutic activities that activate the vestibular and/or auditory systems to regulate arousal, build somatic resources, and relate.
- Recognize when patterns of defense are interfering with function and daily life.
- List three body-based strategies to decrease tension patterns and regulate arousal.
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Vital Links is an AOTA approved provider of continuing education. Participants are eligible to receive 6.25 contact hours or 0.6 AOTA CEUs for this course.
AOTA Classification Code: Client Factors, Performance Skills, & Intervention
AOTA Target Audience: Occupational Therapy
AOTA Completion Requirements: Full Attendance, Participation, Test
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
ASHA: This course will be submitted to ASHA for consideration of 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level & Professional Area)
Registrants will receive an email within a week of the course containing instructions on how to access the webinar and printable course materials, such as, the PowerPoint handouts.
- The email address entered under “Attendee #” during online registration will be the address that receives the instructions email.
- Please check your inbox and junk folder for the following email Subject: “Register on GoToTraining for your Vital Links Online Course, Finding Safety & Stability.”
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Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full.
*This is a Live course. Full Attendance during the hours of this webinar is expected.