Addressing Emotional Regulation with Mindfulness in Pediatrics, 12/6/2023
About the Course:
Thanks to a growing body of research supporting its benefits, mindfulness-based programs are cropping up in rehabilitation centers, schools and in hospitals. Although meditation has been around for thousands of years, mindfulness has recently gained clinical efficacy for the management of various mental health conditions aimed to improve overall well-being. This course delves into the evidence behind this increasingly popular behavioral intervention, highlighting the key principles of practice, and its implication in pediatric rehabilitation.
Practitioners will gain an insight to the step-by-step process to not only incorporate the practice of mindfulness for their own wellbeing but will also learn a variety of techniques and strategies to effectively teach mindfulness to children to promote self-regulation, treat general anxiety and address executive functioning deficits. After the completion of this course, practitioners will be able to add mindfulness to the toolbox of evidence-based interventions and further promote the well-being of their clients.
- Recognize key principles of mindfulness and the research-based benefits for children, adolescents, and adults.
- Identify the physiology of Mindfulness and its’ impact on the brain.
- Select mindfulness strategies from the literature to address stress, anxiety and executive functioning.
- Identify specific mindfulness activities and practices catering to teaching children using a multisensory approach for self- regulation.
About the Author:
Dr. Aditi Mehra graduated with a bachelor’s in occupational therapy from Western Michigan University in 1998 and pursued her Doctorate in Health Sciences from Midwestern University in Illinois. She has practiced as a pediatric OT for the past 22 years in various settings: Early Intervention, hand therapy, NICU, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, tele-therapy, and school settings. During her Doctoral Studies, Dr. Mehra also pursued a certification in Behavior Analysis to improve and enhance collaboration within multidisciplinary teams. Once she delved deeper into this field of Behavioral Psychology, Dr. Mehra uncovered Fit Learning, an academic program based on the principles of Precision Teaching designed to build fluency and address all differences in learning. Dr. Mehra is currently the director of 2 Fit Learning Labs: in Chicago and London, England. She continues to practice OT in the school setting and is an avid continuing education presenter for various Allied health groups. Dr. Mehra is also an Adjunct professor at Elmhurst University whose passion is rooted in Inter Professional Education and working with allied fields. She also has the host of the ABA&OT podcast designed to promote Interprofessional Collaboration in the therapeutic arena and is an author of an Interdisciplinary book: 25 tips to increase student engagement in Telehealth. Dr. Aditi’s website (www.DrAdititheOT.com) has a plethora of resources which apply behavioral psychology to enhance practice the practice of OT and promotes the concept of being a ‘Behavioral OT.’
How to Receive Credit
- View the entire recording which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
- After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
- Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
- Provide required personal information and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Comp