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Sensory Strategies in Action for staff who work with Individuals with Compl...
Fri, September 15, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM MDT
The sensory strategies in action for staff who work with individuals with complex service needs titled Becoming a Behavioural Detective is the 7th Workshop in the Complex Needs Learning Series presented by the Complex Needs Initiative.
The workshop is based upon cutting edge research bridging translational research from the fields of neuroscience, occupational therapy, psychology and trauma psychiatry.
Front line workers who support individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other Developmental Disabilities often express difficulties in handling “challenging behaviors” and seek help from professionals for advice. This workshop will provide an understanding of the integrated neurobiology of sensory processing and emotional/behavioral problems resulting in “challenging behavior”. Through lecture, problem solving labs, and videotape analysis, you will learn where on the integrated sensory-emotional continuum, sensation and mental health concerns entwine. This understanding, in turn, will help in developing treatment strategies specific to the individual’s living environment based upon active analysis of identified behavioral concerns.
Kim Barthel has over 30 years of experience in the field of occupational therapy and has worked with individuals with a spectrum of neurologial and developmental disabilities. Kim has extensive post-graduate education. She is a Neuro-Developmental Treatment OT Instructor with the NDTA, teaching therapists worldwide the facilitation of movement skills for children and adults who experience challenges moving their bodies. Kim has completed many clinical intensives and certifications in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy and developmental biomechanics. Post-graduate study in anatomy and neurobiology has further strengthened Kim's knowledge and understanding of movement. Sensory processing and neurobiology at attachment, abuse and addiction are the emphasis of Kim's current practice, writing and teaching. She has brought concepts of sensory processing to diverse populations, including children and adults with autism, attention deficit disorder, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, but more profoundly to populations with complex disorders.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Distinguish between sensory, emotional and cognitive components of behavior
• Describe the neurobiology of challenging behavior
• Analyze various overlapping contributions to behavior problems
• Integrate theories of intervention into a holistic approach to complex behaviors
• Develop treatment techniques, relationship-building tools and dialoguing skills with complex clients and their caregivers.
This workshop will be located in Calgary at the South Health Campus (4448 Front St SE) in Auditorium 280020 B (2nd floor)
Video confrence sites available in:
Edmonton: Park Plaza Office Building - 10611 - 98 Ave, 4th floor, Large Board Room 448A
Red Deer: Addiction Mental Health Centre - 4733 49 Street - Room 205
Grande Prairie: Queen Elizabeth II Hospital - 10409 98 St - QEII Mobile Unit Nursing - Room 2-1N
High Level: Northwest Health Centre - 11202 100 Ave - Multipurpose Room B
Lethbridge: Chinook Reginal Hospital - 960 19 St S - Room 4K114
Medicine Hat: Medicine Hat Regional Hospital - 666 5 St SW - Regional Resource Centre - Room 242
Calgary: Sheldon Chumir Health Centre - 1213 4 St SW - Room 3101
St. Paul: St. Paul Provincial Building - 5025 49 Ave - 2nd Floor Boardroom #213
Select your location when registering to reserve your seat for the workshop