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Brain Rules for Pediatric Treatment: Neuroscience Meets Evidence-Based Practice
Brain Rules for Pediatric Treatment: Neuroscience Meets Evidence-Based Practice


When:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Recent changes in our medical society have produced an influx of children for rehab referrals with a vague diagnosis of developmental delays or behavior disorders. A large percentage of these children are later identified as ADHD, SPD, Bipolar, or PDD. Until recently, scientists believed all of these disorders were genetically based. Recent advances in neuroscience have increased our knowledge of how and why the environment can synthesize body/brain actions and reactions into childhood disorders that lack a genetic basis for existence. Brain-based therapeutic interventions with this model of change go beyond most educational paradigms.

Attend this seminar and you’ll examine the bio-psychological and neurological reasoning behind environmental induced disorders. Through explicit techniques and research of multiple neuroscientists, such as Dr. John Medina and Dr. Daniel Amen, new programming has been established to foster regenerative neuro-pathways at any age. The cutting-edge scientific utilization of neurogenesis and neuroplasticity for therapeutic intervention can facilitate excellent outcomes for multiple diagnostic groups. This seminar will embrace “Seven Brain Rules” to accomplish regeneration of the brain. In addition, a holistic approach will be utilized to foster a unique and enriched learning environment for children who display symptoms or demonstrate at risk behaviors. Most importantly, you’ll learn strategies for reversing the childhood damage produced by neglect, malnutrition, lack of environmental exposure, and sheer lack of education regarding child development.

  • Differentiate the five different components critical to understanding brain development 

  • Compare brain-based therapeutic approaches for treating SPD, Trauma Based Bipolar, and ADHD that can improve functional outcomes 

  • Learn the implications of chronic stress on the Central Nervous System of infants and children 

  • Determine how attachment patterns affect a child's temperament regulation 

  • Learn how diet and movement patterns can affect brain waves and change neurochemistry 

  • Breakdown the "Seven Brain Rules" for successful child development 

  • Assess self-regulation and executive functioning to synchronize the "out of sync" child

  • Occupational Therapists 

  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants 

  • Speech-Language Pathologists 

  • Physical Therapists 

  • Physical Therapist Assistants 

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologists 

  • School Psychologists 

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners 

  • Mental Health Nurses 

  • Pediatric Nurses 

  • Social Workers 

  • Case Managers 

  • School Counselors 

  • Special Education Teachers

  • Early Childhood Educators


AMANDA BARTEL, MS OTR/L, is a licensed Occupational Therapist with an extensive background in pediatric intervention. She earned her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Ithaca College (Ithaca, New York). She has worked across various pediatric settings, amassing experience that covers the developmental continuum. She has expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Down Syndrome. Her therapeutic interventions incorporate an integrated developmental sensory-neuro-behavioral approach. 

Ms. Bartel has taught pediatric courses for undergraduate and graduate OT students at Ithaca College. In 2010, Ms. Bartel presented her research on “Predicting Happiness through Occupational Performance in College Students” at the AOTA Conference in Orlando, Florida and at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress in Santiago, Chile. 

Financial – Receives speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00028575 Approval Number: 170003583. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at

Nurse Practitioners
Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Arizona: This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hours (Category 1) Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 10/31/2019.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New Mexico: This program has been approved by the New Mexico Physical Therapy Board for 6 contact hours.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Texas: This course has been submitted to the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 continuing competence unit(s) for PTs and PTAs.

Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.

Social Workers
Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1/27/2018-1/27/2021). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Intermediate continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at for more information. This educational offering is at the Clinical level for social workers.

Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists
This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

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