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On-Demand Polyvagal PopUp: The Neuroscience of State Behavioral Organization
Michelle Emanuel
Course Level 
OT, PT, SLP, other allied health professionals, and interested others
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.

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 autonomic states which influence behavior

  2. List 2 helpful interventions to promote nervous system regulation and organization for the pre-crawling infant


30 minutes:  ANS and Polyvagal Theory

30 minutes: State Behavioral Organization and Therapeutic Strategies

Course Requirements

Following the passing score of 80% on the post-course quiz, the participant will be sent a course completion certificate.

Continuing Education

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1 Contact Hour (.1 AOTA CEUs) awarded if course requirements are met. Integrative Education is an AOTA Approved Provider, number 11607, for Distance Learning - Interactive, Distance Learning - Independent Self-Study, and Blended/Hybrid courses that include both interactive and independent study aspects.  Course approval number: 940. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.​ For additional continuing education information for PT, SLP, and social work, click  here to access our CEU policy information.

Michelle Emanuel

Originally Recorded on November 6, 2020

Location: Online learning available via Integrative Education’s Thinkific platform

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)

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