• 2015 Autism Conference, all presentations

    Original Date: October 10-11, 2015

    This discounted package includes all of the individual presentations from the conference.


    13.0 CEUs (including 12.5 general and 0.5 pharmacy) approved by OBNM
  • Introduction to Developmental Disorders: A Primary Care Toolkit

    Presenter: Leigh Ann Chapman, ND
    Original Date: October 10, 2015

    In this presentation participants learn about the latest trends in research on neurodevelopment, current status of autism diagnostics, and emerging biomedical treatments that are appropriate for the primary care setting. Participants become familiar with the new and updated diagnostic criteria for Autism. Dr. Chapman reviews primary care evaluation tools for children with developmental concerns and receive the resources necessary to refer appropriately and explores cutting edge therapeutic interventions for Autism as well as new/emerging research to help prepare for a future of treating autism spectrum disorders.


    1.5 CEUs (including 1.0 general and 0.5 pharmacy) approved by OBNM
  • Speech and Language Pathologists Role in Assessment and Treatment of Children with ASD

    Presenter: Anna Dvortcsak, MS, CCC-SLP
    Original Date: October 10, 2015

    Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) play a critical role in treatment for children with ASD. While there is great heterogeneity in this population, all children with ASD are challenged in the area of social communication. The purpose of this talk is to briefly discuss core deficits that are targeted by SLP’s, evidenced based intervention, expected outcomes, and the role of parents in the treatment program.


    1.0 general CEU's approved by OBNM
  • Using Homeopathy with Impulsive Children

    Presenter: Ian Luepker, ND, DHANP
    Original Date: October 10, 2015

    As a naturopath practicing classical homeopathy, Dr. Luepker is passionate about maintaining and sustaining the profession’s holistic & vitalistic roots. Autism is a complex, multi-system (neurological/gastrointestinal/psychiatric/behavioral etc..) condition that lacks a quick fix or cure. In this talk Dr. Luepker explores the varied presentations of impulsivity in children, understanding their roots and focusing on executive functioning challenges. Cases are used as examples to explore homeopathic remedy differentials.


    1.0 general CEU's approved by OBNM
  • Family-based Treatment for Autism

    Presenter: Matthew Elliott, LAc
    Original Date: October 10, 2015

    Qigong massage treatment for autism is an evidence-based treatment for autism that has been shown to reduce the severity of autism in high and low functioning children. It is based on a theory for autism that explains core and comorbid autism symptoms and is confirmed by treatment outcomes research. In this presentation Elliot teaches viewers to understand the basic principles behind qigong massage treatment for autism, understand the scope of the research, and be able to apply this knowledge to know when and to whom it is appropriate to refer a child for qigong massage treatment.


    1.5 general CEU's approved by OBNM
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    Gut Inflammation

    Presenter: Elizabeth Mumper, MD
    Original Date: October 10, 2015

    Children with autism often have underlying gut pathology, which is directly related to immune dysregulation. Identification and treatment of problems in the gut/brain/immune axis can result in improvements in autistic behaviors. Children with gut pathology may be unable to express their pain verbally and may resort to self-abusive behaviors which may resolve when pain is treated.  


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Genetic and Epigenetic Influences on the Development and Treatment of ADHD

    Presenter: Bianca Garilli, ND
    Original Date: October 11, 2015

    Approximately 11% of children ages 4-17 years old have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Most are treated with stimulant medication often combined with behavioral therapy. This presentation teaches attendees to view the development of ADHD from a genetic and epigenetic perspective and to review the data supporting a lifestyle modification and naturopathic medicine approach in the treatment of ADHD. Genetics may contribute to the etiology of ADHD and its related conditions but epigenetic factors have the potential to influence the expression of the genes and thus optimize potential outcomes.      


    1.5 CEUs general approved by OBNM
  • Pediatric Acupressure for Neuro-Psychiatric Conditions

    Presenter: Roger Batchelor, DAOM, LAc
    Original Date: October 11, 2015

    Understanding and treating the new plethora of mental health issues in youth is challenging for families and providers. Looking at the bioenergetic anatomy of acupuncture, now validated by outcomes research and theories of how it works, can be a significant part of the puzzle. This anatomy is profoundly different for children, however, which provides special challenges and opportunities for treatments. Examples from Chinese experience are provided from Dr. Batchelor's first-hand experience at Qigong clinics which specialized in pediatric psychiatry. Practical recommendations for parents and practitioners using a half dozen acupressure points and strategies are the main take-away from this presentation. 


    1.0 CEUs general approved by OBNM
  • Research in Autism Risk and Treatment

    Presenter: David Traver, MD
    Original Date: October 11, 2015

    The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders has increased dramatically. Mounting evidence points toward a diverse and expansive set of risk factors associated with these conditions. However, the medical community and the public are often unfamiliar with these factors. The disparity between the development of autism research and resultant prevention and treatment can also represent a hurdle to accessing effective interventions. In this presentation Dr. Traver seeks to identify modifiable risk factors and treatments which evolve from related research.


    1.0 CEUs general approved by OBNM
  • Neuro/Biofeedback, Audiology and Developmental Psychology

    Presenter: Judith Belk, PhD, CCC-SLP/Aud
    Original Date: October 11, 2015

    This presentation explores key features of Autism, ADHD and Developmental Disorders relative to current thinking, research and treatment. Dr. Belk takes a look at how attention may now be objectively tested and then treated in a clinician’s office, how neuro/biofeedback treatment has been changing and how auditory processing disorder is assessed and treatment.


    1.5 CEUs general approved by OBNM
  • Autism - Get Them Talking! Stop the Tantrums! A User's Guide to the Nutrition, Sensory Issues and Neurotransmitter Triad

    Presenter: Jared Skowron, ND
    Original Date: October 11, 2015

    In this presentation Dr. Skowron shares day-to-day testing, evaluation, and treatment protocols to help balance nutritional deficiencies, sensory issues, and eventual neurotransmitter production. How does one child with MTHFR mutations differ from another with COMT/MAO mutations? Treatments are shown to improve language, behavior, sensory issues, and social anxiety in a matter of weeks.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM