Dr. Varleisha Gibbs – Self-Regulation Techniques: Unveiling Neurological and Sensory Aspects, as it Relates to Trauma & Sensory Processing Disorders

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She is most known for her Approaches to Self-Regulation and Connecting Neurological Function to Sensory Dysfunction; she also has a book titled Self-Regulation and Mindfulness and another called Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders 

Today we’ll be sharing some of the exact same strategies [Dr. Gibbs] used with thousands of practitioners and families in her work as an occupational therapist 

Something about Varleisha that really impressed me is her focus on neurology and how that informs her techniques.

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This webinar will delve into the neurological connections, self-regulation techniques, and provide useful tools to address the emotional and behavioral challenges faced in the presence of Trauma and Sensory Processing Disorders.

Attendees will leave with a general understanding of the neurological connections and strategies to improve executive functioning, emotional regulation, and social interactions. In this session, Jodi Sleeper-Triplett will share basic coaching skills, including acknowledgment, active listening, powerful questioning, and brainstorming to improve your communication with your teens.

Content will also cover Dr. Varleisha D. Gibbs' Action Approach to intervention and mindfulness techniques.

Dr. Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD | Varleisha D. Gibbs PhD, OTD, is the Vice President of Practice Engagement and Capacity Building at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Prior to joining AOTA, she served as the Scientific Programs Officer at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Dr. Gibbs is an international lecturer, researcher, and author. Along with being a tenured associate professor, she was the inaugural chair at Wesley College’s Master’s Program in Occupational Therapy, the first in the State of Delaware.

Her areas of expertise include neuroanatomy, self-regulation strategies across the lifespan, health disparities, and pediatric therapeutic interventions. Dr. Gibbs founded and operated a private therapy firm for over 10 years.

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 receiving a Master’s of Science degree from Columbia University and a clinical doctorate from Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Gibbs completed her Ph.D. program in Health Sciences Leadership at Seton Hall University.

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