Understanding & Treating Scrupulosity OCD
As the adage goes, “too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing.” For most people, their moral and religious beliefs help them live meaningful lives. For individuals suffering from scrupulosity OCD, their moral and religious beliefs become a source of distress and panic that impacts their lives adversely.
Stop Making That Sound! Understanding Misophonia
Misophonia is characterized by sensitivity to specific sounds that can cause extreme physical and emotional distress. These intense and involuntary reactions can cause an individual to avoid certain behaviors and cause negative impacts on their daily functioning. Although the examination of Misophonia is an emerging field, recent studies suggest that
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): When Everything Is Too Much￼
This presentation will provide a basic overview of sensory processing disorder (SPD), discuss behaviors related to SPD, as well as interventions and strategies to address behaviors and self-regulation. Children with sensory processing issues have difficulty coping in many environments. They cannot always interpret the input occurring in their surroundings. When
What Does It Mean To Have ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental impairment of the brain’s self-management system known as executive functions. This disorder is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed disorders affecting both children and adults. In this webinar, we will delve into what ADHD is, the signs and symptoms, as well as
Treatment Approaches to Help Manage Bothersome Tics
This webinar will focus on both the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment approaches to bothersome tics, including painful tics. This will include an evidence-based review of Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention For Tics (CBIT), medications (Guanfacine, Topamax, dopamine antagonists), and considerations for botulinum toxin injections for specific tics. Dr. Peter Morrison, DO, received
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 101
This webinar will be covering the basics on what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is and what it is not. We will discuss the mechanisms that maintain OCD, the importance of not giving in to compulsion, and how to cope with the distress that this can cause the individual suffering from
Understanding Executive Function Concerns in Tourette Syndrome and Related Disorders
Research has shown that low executive functioning skills hamper school performance of children and teens with Tourette Syndrome and related disorders. In this webinar, we will discuss the assessment process and treatment strategies for youth that struggle with executive function. Training methods, including computer-based games, have shown some, but limited potential for impacting
Collaborative Problem Solving
Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is a revolutionary, yet simple approach which helps parents and educators build relationships to better work with their children and students to overcome challenging behaviors. Applicable for parents and educators (and others), this presentation will provide a basic understanding of CPS, which is an evidenced-based treatment.
Attentional and Neuropsychological Difficulties Experienced with Epilepsy
This webinar will focus on a review of the common cognitive and attentional difficulties faced by individuals with epilepsy. Information will be provided about how epilepsy can impact the brain and behavior. Additional focus will be given to a review of the role of neuropsychological assessment in guiding academic and
Medication Management of Tourette Syndrome and Co-Occurring Conditions
Presented by Takijah Heard, MD Many individuals living with Tourette Syndrome will require medication to control symptoms of the disease. A subset of those living with Tourette Syndrome will also experience conditions such as anxiety, autism, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder and require varied medication and treatment