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VOTA Virtual Mini Series

  • 30 Apr 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Zoom


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VOTA Mini Series

Welcome to the VOTA Virtual Mini Series.

You can earn 3 contact hours for your participation. 

All sessions will be recorded and can viewed at a later time. If you can't attend in person you can earn credit from watching the recorded videos.

Exit cards must be completed by  Saturday, May 7th to receive credit. 

Topics and Objectives:

Ocular Motor Assessments

  1. Understand the definitions for sight and vision
  2. Be able to define the functional components for fixation, pursuits, saccades, vergence, visual fields, and depth perception
  3. Be able to identify abnormal findings on an Ocular Motor Evaluation

Navigating Demand Avoidance: Threat, Safety, & Foot on the Gas

1. Describe the pathophysiology of demand avoidance, as viewed through the lens of hypersensitive neuroception.

2. List key characteristics of the Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) profile of autism, and list examples of fluctuating external and internal demands impacting PDAers.

3. List concrete strategies for adapting clinical practice for clients/patients/students with a PDA profile, related to patterns of communication, session design, and the clinician's cognitive and energetic management during sessions.

The Flow of Neurodiversity- Affirming Therapy: A Strength-Based Therapy Framework

1. Distinguish between neurodiversity-affirming practices and the default model.

2. Use clinical observation skills to create sensory-informed environments and activities to support regulation.

3. Understand how to observe the signs of regulation and dysregulation, within yourself, an individual client, or within a group. 

4. Learn how to use co-regulation, group regulation, and sensory regulation to find flow and growth.

Zoom links for the mini series will be sent out at a later date. 

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