Course Description: Leslie will guide participants through an understanding of the role of neurology and sensory processing and how behavior resulting initially as a result of meeting a sensory need eventually becomes learned behavior. Difficult behaviors such as self-injurious behaviors, aggression, meltdowns, toilet training, picky eating, and sexual acting out are all reviewed from a sensory standpoint as well as from a learned behavioral perspective. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand cognitive and behavioral approaches to extinguishing maladaptive behavior 2. Integrate cognitive and behavioral approaches with a sensory framework of understanding 3. Understand how to properly analyze behavior 4. Collaboration with peers to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for behavior 5. Collaborate with peers to develop a sensory diet that works within natural environments Submitted state CEUs for approval for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, pending approval.
Targeted Audience – Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant