Understanding Modulation Disorders:
Effective Intervention Strategies
6 Contact Hours (.6 AOTA CEUs)
Speaker: Renée Okoye, MS, OTR/L
Intermediate Level Course
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*Discounts will not be reflected at the time of registration.
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The tuition for this 1-day course is $240*
fees include downloadable handouts,
lab materials, and morning and afternoon refreshments.
This one day workshop will provide a functional review of brain stem modulatory systems and their impact upon self-regulation. Topics included will cover issues of attention, arousal, sensory hypersensitivities, major neurotransmitter systems involved along with their 2nd messenger systems. Hands on manipulatives will be used to enhance appreciation of interrelatedness of these centers with physiological, affective, cognitive and motor responses. Signs and symptoms of neuromodulation deficits will be presented through videotape analysis. Specific equipment and methods of therapeutic intervention suitable for school based, center based and itinerate therapists will be demonstrated. This workshop will correlate neurochemically driven behaviors with their clinical manifestations and provide the learner with opportunities to practice effective intervention strategies. Case studies, videotapes, and practice with clinic equipment will be included.
Suggested Audience:OT's, PT's, SLP's, Teachers, and Parents who have an advanced understanding of basic neurological concepts.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEU's
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Define types of disorders of sensory modulation, describe their symptoms and functional implications.
2. Match various types of modulation deficits with appropriate caregiver styles.
3. Select appropriate corresponding strategies for intervention.
Schedule* (6 Contact Hours)
8:30 • Introduction and review of folder contents
8:45 • Understanding Neuromodulatory factors
11:00 • Basic Neuromodulation processes viewed through clinical application
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 • Use of sensory tools to facilitate Neuromodulation
2:45 • Effecting Neuromodulatory changes in the clinic and home environments
3:30 • Outcome of evidence based studies
* Topic times may vary; contact hours do not.
“Nice review and synopsis”
“Looking at modulation from a neuro chemical perspective was very interesting.”
“…this gives us a good way to understand why what we do works and make more sophisticated choices adding layers of sensory tools.”
“Great presentation – much “immediately usable” info plus much food for thought.”
“This was very informative and impressive in level of knowledge and amount of information.”
“Good practical suggestions; videos with good problem solving used.”
“I love your teaching.”
“Good use of video to help understand and process info!!”