This in-house two-day workshop blends cutting-edge neurobiology with treatment strategies supporting clinicians, paediatricians, educators and caregivers who serve the Autism Spectrum Disordered population. Through a series of lectures, participants will leave with multidimensional understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through deepened insights in epigenetic, neural connectivity, immunology, relationship-based intervention and sensory-motor treatment programs. Current and in-depth understanding of the mechanisms of the brain-body science of ASD will allow service providers to create evidence-informed choices of treatments for individual clients across a wide range of treatment modalities.
Day One Learning Objectives:
The learner will develop a preliminary understanding of the current science of genetic/environmental interaction in the development of ASD.
The learner will develop a preliminary understanding of the brain parts and neurotransmitters impacted by ASD.
The learner will develop and appreciation for the gut brain connection in ASD.
The learner will develop an advanced understanding of how regulation of the autonomic nervous system affects the immune system.
The learner will apply clinical reasoning to the understanding of when and how to adapt the environment, modify relational interventions, and apply task analysis for appropriate engagement.
Day Two Learning Objectives:
The learner will develop an enhanced understanding of the science of sensory processing intervention for individuals with autism.
Develop fine-tuned clinical reasoning for sensory processing intervention based upon neurobiological evidence.
The learner will develop an enhanced understanding of the brain parts involved in motor control in autism.
The learner will develop an enhanced awareness of how therapy affects the motor system in people with autism.
Clinicians (Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Social Workers), School Administrators, Teachers, Special Education Teachers. Educational Assistants, Paediatricians and Parents/Caregivers.