There is a significant connection to seizures and other pediatric conditions such as Autism, Childhood trauma, and ADHD. Exploring the neurological connections can provide practitioners a different view into the symptoms and possible causes of the clinical presentations and behavioral challenges presented by such populations.
Course created on December 20, 2018
Course Type: Video
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Advanced, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Client Factors; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC); IACET/0.1; NBCOT/1.25 Advanced, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the various forms of seizures, signs, and the neurological connections.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the prevalence of both epileptic and non-epileptic seizures in the pediatric population.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize treatment implications for occupational therapists working with children who have, or are suspected to experience, seizures including reading EEG results, what to look for, and clinical presentations.
|5-10 Minutes||Seizure Types: Signs and Symptoms|
|10-20 Minutes||Connected Conditions such as ASD, Childhood Trauma, and ADHD|
|20-35 Minutes||Brain Waves and Electrical Signals: Understanding EEG Readings and Neural Oscillations|
|35-55 Minutes||Treatment Considerations for Occupational Therapists|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
Dr. Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L is a lecturer, researcher, developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program, and co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders. Dr. Gibbs began her career after receiving her baccalaureate degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware. She continued her studies in the field of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Gibbs received her professional degrees from Columbia University and Thomas Jefferson University. At Columbia University, she received a Master’s of Science degree. Her clinical doctorate in Occupational Therapy was received at Thomas Jefferson University. In addition, she successfully completed a PhD program of Health Sciences at Seton Hall University. Those professional relationships allowed her to take part in various research activities. Specific focus was given to neurological disorders, throughout the lifespan, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, and Dementia. As the inaugural chair and director at Wesley College, the first Master’s program of occupational therapy in Delaware, Dr. Gibbs is steadfast and an expert in the field of neurology, cognition, and pediatric therapeutic intervention. Hence, she is an advocate of evidence-based practices, and making clinical connections to neuroanatomy, which are evident in her lectures. Utilizing the best evidence is paramount to Dr. Gibbs. Currently, her research and efforts continue, with a specific interest in mentoring future researchers.
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