The workshop is based upon cutting edge research bridging translational research from the fields of neuro-science, occupational therapy, psychology and trauma psychiatry to provide an understanding of the integrated neurobiology of sensory processing and emotional issues resulting in “challenging behaviour”. Participants will come to understand where sensation and mental health concerns entwine on the integrated sensory-emotional continuum. This understanding, in turn, will allow for easier early learning, intervention planning, and treatment strategies specific to the home and child care environment which are based upon active analysis of identified behavioural concerns.
This presentation will enable participants to:
- understand the neurobiology of challenging behaviours.
- distinguish between sensory, emotional and cognitive components of behaviour.
- analyze various overlapping contributions to behaviours.
- integrate theories of intervention into a holistic approach to complex behaviours.
- develop treatment techniques, relationship-building tools and dialoguing skills for working with young children with complex needs and their caregivers.