Kim Barthel, OTR will integrate her 35+ years of clinical experience related to sensory processing, motor skill challenges and behavioural issues with relevant transdisciplinary research on neurobiology, epigenetics, gut microbiomes and more. A current understanding of the mechanisms of the brain-body science that impacts Autism Spectrum Disorder allows therapists to create evidence-informed choices of treatments to support individuals with Autism across a wide range of treatment modalities. This workshop is designed for occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physical therapists, physicians, behavioural interventionists, educators and parents who support individuals with Autism across the spectrum.
Day One Learning Objectives:
1. The learner will develop a preliminary understanding of the current science of genetic/environmental interaction in the development of ASD.
2. The learner will develop a preliminary understanding of the brain parts and neurotransmitters impacted by ASD.
3. The learner will develop an appreciation for the gut-brain connection in ASD.
4. The learner will develop an advanced understanding of how regulation of the autonomic nervous system affects the immune system.
5. 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:
1. The learner will develop an enhanced understanding of the science of sensory processing intervention for individuals with autism.
2. The learner will develop fine-tuned clinical reasoning for sensory processing intervention based upon neurobiological evidence.
3. The learner will develop an enhanced understanding of the brain parts involved in motor control in autism.
4. The learner will develop an enhanced awareness of how therapy affects the motor system in people with autism.
Day Three Learning Objectives:
1. The learner will begin to understand the science of attunement for the child with ASD (floortime, RDI, Syncrosi).
2. The learner will begin to understand the neuroscience of theory of mind and social thinking.
3. The learner will develop an elementary understanding of the executive functioning processes in ASD.
4. The learner will develop a repertoire of attunement and cognitive strategies for intervention for the child with ASD.
|Ticket Information ||Ticket Price |
| Decoding Autism - Melbourne || AUD 1,016|