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Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L


Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author with 17 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing disorders and Neurological disorders. Dr. Gibbs is the Scientific Programs Officer for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. She is the inaugural chair and director of the master’s programs in occupational therapy and full time associate professor at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Prior to joining Wesley, she worked at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as the director of the doctoral programs in occupational therapy.

Dr. Gibbs is steadfast and an expert in the field of neurology, cognition, and pediatric therapeutic intervention. She continues to lecture, and provide training, on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation to practitioners, parents, and teachers throughout the country and internationally. Dr. Gibbs is the developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program, and her new book, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Exercises and Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, was published in 2017 (PESI Publishing & Media). As co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders, she has provided families with strategies to understand and care for their children.

In 2003, Dr. Gibbs founded Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc., a company that provides interdisciplinary and quality therapeutic services to families. As founding president, she provided treatment interventions and education in the areas of sensory integration, autism as well as family-centered care. Dr. Gibbs co-authored the publication, “Family-Centered Occupational Therapy and Telerehabilitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”, found in the journal of Occupational Therapy in Healthcare. She received her PhD at Seton Hall University with a dissertation focusing on the Autism Spectrum diagnosis. Dr. Gibbs earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs is the founder/ president of Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc. She is a faculty member at the University of the Sciences Philadelphia and receives compensation. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Varleisha Gibbs has been published in a peer-reviewed journal Occupational Therapy and Healthcare.

Online Course

Advanced Self-Regulation: Practical Tools and Strategies for Kids with ADHD, Autism & more


Faculty:
Christine A Wing |  Laura Ehlert |  Varleisha Gibbs
Duration:
18 Hours 1 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001216
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$199.95 Standard - $689.65 (GST inc.)

Digital Seminar

Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders


Faculty:
Varleisha Gibbs
Duration:
5 Hours 53 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
16 Dec, 2016
Product Code:
POS061575
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$199.95 (GST inc.)

Digital Seminar

Intensive Certificate Training! Neuroscience and Self-Regulation Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders


Faculty:
Varleisha Gibbs
Duration:
11 Hours 46 Minutes
Copyright:
25 Apr, 2019
Product Code:
POS063420
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$299.95 (GST inc.)

Online Course

Certificate in Neurological Approaches for Self-Regulation: Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders


Faculty:
Varleisha Gibbs
Duration:
12 Hours 51 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001294
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$199.95 Standard - $425.65 (GST inc.)

Digital Seminar

Sensory-Based In-Session: Strategies, Techniques & Equipment for Children with ASD, SPD, & ADHD


Faculty:
Varleisha Gibbs
Duration:
1 Hour 53 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
08 Dec, 2014
Product Code:
POS062735
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$59.95 (GST inc.)

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