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11 Apr, 2019
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates
PsychOz Publications, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.
Laura Ehlert, Psy.D., is a child clinical psychologist who has worked with children and adolescents with severe emotional/behavioral issues for over 30 years. She maintains a private practice in Burnsville, Minnesota where she specializes in working with clients who struggle with information, executive functioning and sensory processing deficits, and their associated emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. Dr. Ehlert has worked with thousands of youth in a variety of settings including hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospital programs, school day treatment and outpatient mental health settings. She holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology where her training focuses on developmental issues of childhood, and child psychopathology issues.
Professionals who have worked with Dr. Ehlert in the past have often commented that the perspectives and interventions she offers succeeded where others have failed.
Financial: Laura Ehlert maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Laura Ehlert has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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- Communicate how sensory, language, and executive skills impairments create fight/flight/ freeze and defensive responses that lead to children’s dysregulation and related behavioral issues in the classroom.
- Select the appropriate intervention strategies to improve student skills including self-control, social success, emotional regulation and task completion.
- Employ behavior modification techniques and problem-solving strategies to diffuse student’s escalated and oppositional behavior.
- Implement environmental strategies to accommodate children’s processing deficits and emotional regulation needs.
- Utilize problem-solving strategies to develop appropriate behavioral expectations and coping mechanisms for improved self-regulation skills in students.
- Apply cognitive restructuring strategies to reduce frequency, severity and duration of children’s behavioral and emotional outbursts
Perspective-Taking and Meaning to Improve Student Behavior
The intersection of sensory, cognitive, affect and motor systems
- The “Set-up”: Student’s expectation + delayed development = failure
- Develop appropriate expectations: Pitfalls and strengths of developmental models
- Strategies for triggering triggers: Reinforcing desired behavior
- De-escalation strategies and precursors to problem-solving
Interdependence between sensory processing and perception
- Strategies to reduce sensory triggers
- Desensitize strategies to reset the “panic switch”
- Manage the environment to reduce sensory overload
- Experience your own dysregulation to sensory challenges
Incorporate language processing into our understanding of behavior
- Your emotional response to their language challenges
- Recognize, validate and problem-solve common language deficit triggers
- Social Pragmatics insight into poor social behavior
- Suggestions for accommodations and modifications for the classroom
Executive Functioning Deficits
Effective supports to overcoming EF roadblocks
- Problem-solving strategies to improve organization, working memory and meta-cognitive deficits
- Fidget-friendly environments for restless, inattentive students
- Environments that encourage social-emotional regulation
- Experience how we might set kids up to fail without realizing it
Empower students to make positive choices and take responsibility for their behavior
- Create realistic expectations through better understanding of the child’s process
- Successful “resetting” through behavior modification and skills coaching
- Environmental structures and nurturing words that regulate
- Reduce tantrums and emotional dysregulation through cognitive restructuring
Teach and encourage flexibility, tolerance and decision-making skills
- End power struggles and the blame game
- Improve child’s acceptance and personal responsibility for behavior
- Create realistic expectations
- Self-talk scripts to help students regulate and problem-solve
Increase task completion, social success and emotional control
- Music and rhythm
- Cerebellum Stimulation Training Brain Gym®
- Yoga & mindfulness
- Neurotherapy models
- Limitations of research and potential risks
- Diet/food sensitivities and needs
- Movement and exercise to regulate the brain
- Social Workers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- School Guidance Counselors
- Case Managers
- School Administrators
- Educational Paraprofessionals
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children
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