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Rochester, NY – Non-Medication Interventions for ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Processing Impairments

August 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Ramada Plaza
911 Brooks Ave
Rochester, NY 14624
$209.99 (Regularly: $229.99)
Summit Professional Education
(800) 433-9570 / (615) 376-8828




Non-Medication Interventions for ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Processing Impairments:


Profound impairment of sensory processing, the way the brain interprets messages it receives from sense organs, contributes to most of the symptoms in children and teens with autism, ADHD, and related conditions. These conditions (including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, learning disabilities, Tourette's disorder and autism spectrum disorder) carry a high risk for under-developed social skills, impaired executive functioning, severe maladaptive behaviors, abnormal brain processes, depleted self-esteem, and serious academic problems and classroom disruption.


This unique seminar details fifteen powerful interventionpathways to reduce the sensory processing deficits accounting for most of the symptoms in these conditions. Within each pathway there are numerous specific strategies and options that participants will learn to apply and adapt to facilitate progress and positive behavior patterns. Dr. Taylor, a pioneer in the field, puts it all together with clear explanations and user-friendly wording to understand these pathways and demonstrates the most helpful and practical strategies within each. This course equips you with a comprehensive, multi-dimensional collection of practical, no- nonsense strategies for controlling, reducing and eradicating many of the symptoms within these conditions. The manual actually catalogs hundreds of important considerations and strategies from among the fifteen intervention pathways. Youcan easily share them with parents and teachers, movingthem to a higher level of command over symptoms in the classroom and at home. As a leading authority on ADHD, Dr. Taylor has refined these strategies over the years. In his books for children and teens, Learn to Have Fun With Your Senses and The Survival Guide for Kids With ADHD, he even teaches many of these methods to the childrenthemselves, inviting them to become partners in their own treatment.


Non-Medication Interventions for ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Processing Impairments:


  1. Identify clinically significant sensory processing deficits within ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders and related conditions.
  2. Utilize non-medicated interventions for specific sensory impairments to improve self-regulation and increase attention.
  3. List practical, methods to improve school performance, reduce distractibility, and monitor symptom improvementdaily.
  4. Integrate academic, psycho-social, sensory-motor, and physiological interventions.
  5. Describe the four major types of sensory processingdifficulties and give examples of each.
  6. Describe immediate, in-the-moment techniques to reduce each of the four types of SPD in a classroom setting.




Non-Medication Interventions for ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Processing Impairments:


  1. How to Interpret and Identify Sensory Processing Difficulties












    1.  Four (4) different definitions and symptom categories of sensory processing impairments
    2. Reducing sensory issues at school, home, or clinical settings












  2. Strategies for Coaching and Motivating Parents of Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Impairments












    1. Three key family routines that improve self-regulation
    2. How to use and communicate the four indexes ofsymptom improvement
    3. Motivation strategies for parents and children
    4. Engaging children in their treatment plan and teaching responsibility
    5. How to overcome parental defensiveness












  3. Improving Brain Function and Organizational Skills












    1. How stress affects brain function
    2. Improving coping skills before and after stressful events
    3. Improving self-esteem
    4. Brain nutrition
    5. Strategies to improve sleep
    6. Pharmaceutical considerations – What you need to know












  4. Interventions for Autism












    1. Three types of brain abnormality in autism
    2. Digestive, vision, and language issues
    3. Seven symptom clusters in autism spectrum disorder
    4. Effectively handling anger issues and tantrums
    5. Practical classroom accommodations to minimizedisruptions
    6. Strategies for teaching social skills












  5. Interventions for ADHD












    1. Five types of brain abnormality in ADHD children
    2. Digestion, skin, blood sugar, and immune issues associated with ADHD that affect behavior
    3. Screening for hyperactivity
    4. Four symptom clusters and age-related fluctuations
    5. How to reduce fidgeting
    6. Strategies to improve attention and focus












  6. Interventions for Sensory Processing Difficulties












    1. Considerations for developing effective sensory-motor strategies
    2. Self-regulation techniques for sensory over/under- responders
    3. Fun therapeutic activities to engage children with sensory issues
    4. 9 high-powered interventions for sensory processingdifficulties












  7. Decreasing Disruptions in the School, Home, and Other Settings












    1. Structuring strategies to minimize problems
    2. Strategies for teachers
    3. 13 skills to help with social interaction



PRESENTED BY JOHN TAYLOR Ph.D.: A clinical specialist and expert with extensive experience developing multidisciplinary treatment approaches used by OTs, SLPs, Teachers, PTs and Behavioral Health professionals with children and adolescents challenged by Autism Spectrum disorders, SPD, and ADHD.





  • Practical strategies for school, home and public settings
  • Identify sensory deficits and common overlaps, including Autism, Asperger's, Learning Disabilities, etc.
  • Stop or redirect anger and reduce tantrums
  • Improve self-control and social skills in public, school and home settings
  • Reduce distractibility and fidgeting in the classroom
  • Detailed Manual with Over 300 Sensory-Based Interventions





  • Identify and define sensory processing deficits within ADHD and its common overlaps, including Autism, Asperger's, Learning Disabilities, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette's and Depression.


  • List practical, valid and specific methods to improve school performance and reduce distractibility.


  • List 4 key factors that determine symptom severity each day.


  • Determine strategies to uplift self-esteem, enhance sibling relationships, strengthen temptation resistance and increase family harmony.


  • Discuss how to integrate academic, psycho-social, sensory-motor, nutritional and pharmaceutical interventions into a powerful symptom-controlling program.


  • Cite effective methods to upgrade anger management, friendship, decision-making, apology, assertion and self-control skills.


  • Discuss common emotional difficulties experienced by children and teens with these conditions.


  • Describe which aspects of parenting skills to focus on in these families.


Have a question about this workshop? Call (800) 433-9570 or send an email to customerservice@summit-education.com.