On-Demand Recorded Replay
On Demand Using Innate Sensory-Motor Intervention to Help Overcome ADHD Symptoms—Rationale and Supporting Evidence

Sonia Story

Originally Recorded May 6th, 2021

CEUs: 1 contact hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days following your purchase

Cost: $30

Course Description

Huge numbers of children and adults live with the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Research evidence shows that ADHD symptoms are associated with motor challenges and with sensory processing challenges. Research also shows that the brains of individuals with ADHD are less developed than the brains of individuals who do not have these symptoms.

This leads to important questions: Can innate sensory-motor activities provide increased brain development and maturity? Is there evidence showing that innate sensory-motor activities may help to reduce ADHD symptoms? Join us for this 1-hour lecture to explore the answers to these questions.

Michelle Emanuel, Rhoda Erhardt, & Kim Barthel

CEUs: 3 contact hours (.3 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days following your purchase

Cost: $75 USD

Course Description

The Lunch & Learn series presented in November 2020, December 2020 and January 2020 are bundled together for a unique 3-hour on-demand learning opportunity.  In this course, there are three modules of these topics:

  • Michelle Emanuel, Polyvagal PopUp: The Neuroscience of State Behavioral Organization, held as a live webinar on November 6, 2020.

  • Rhoda Erhardt, Visual-Perceptual-Motor Interventions for Developmental Coordination Disorders, held as a live webinar on December 2, 2020.

  • Kim Barthel, Sleep as a Contribution of Regulation, held as a live webinar on January 7, 2021.

Each module includes the recording, course handouts, references and chat transcript from the live events. 

On-Demand Sleep as a Contribution to Regulation

Kim Barthel

Originally Recorded on January 2, 2021

CEUs: 1 contact hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days following your purchase

Cost: $30 USD

Course Description

Virtually every neurological and mental health issue manifests in sleep-wake dysregulation (Garcia-Rill, 2019). Therapists who evaluate, support and enhance function are constantly questioned by their clients “How do I help myself or my child sleep better?” This lunch and learn session will focus upon the science of sleep and its impact upon regulation. 

On-Demand Visual-Perceptual-Motor Interventions for Developmental Coordination Disorders

Rhoda Erhardt

Originally Recorded on December 2, 2020

CEUs: 1 contact hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days following your purchase

Cost: $30 USD

Course Description

This course will focus on practical approaches for providing services to children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, which is recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth edition (DSM-5). Theoretical foundations for impairments in skilled motor movements that are linked to implications for occupational performance will be explored. Participants will walk away with examples of intervention strategies including principles for individualizing therapeutic activities.

On-Demand PolyVagal PopUp: The Neuroscience of State Behavioral Organization

Michelle Emanuel

Originally Recorded on November 6, 2020

CEUs: 1 contact hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days following your purchase

Cost: $30 USD

Course Description

This course covers the essentials of autonomic nervous system function as seen through the lens of the Polyvagal Theory.    Understanding the neuroscience behind dysregulation and regulation provides a strong foundation for therapists to provide helpful interventions which optimize regulation and resiliency.  State behavioral organization is the key to safe and meaningful negotiation through the sensorimotor territory of human development in the pre-crawling period.

Lunch & Learn Series

The new Lunch & Lunch series is a 1-hour live webinar over the lunch hour from 11:30 pm - 12:30 pm CT. 

Lunch & Learns set the foundation for further learning and exploration, allowing therapists to be introduced to new areas of practice or expand their knowledge by understanding the latest research and recommendations related to topics. 

Recordings of the webinars will be available for view for 30 days following the release of the recording; generally the recording is released within one week of the event.