Building the Brain: A Neurobiological Approach to Assessment and Treatment

Presented by: Robin Harwell M.A., CCC-SLP

WHERE: Providence Hospital East and West Auditoriums 
3200 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508
WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 (7:30 am - 5:30 pm); 
Sunday October 22, 2017 (7:30 am - 5:00 pm)
                                                        PRICE:  AKOTA Members: Regular Price $350, or $325 before 9/15/17
                                               Non-Members: Regular Price $450, or $425 before 9/15/17

Student: $200, must have valid student ID
*Hurry, registration is limited to 50 people*
Click here to Register as an AKOTA Member Click here to Register as a Non-Member or Student

 COURSE SCHEDULE  |  |  MAP  |  |  LODGING  | | Providence MAP

COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis intensive lab course will help you link neuroscience to your clinical practice with a focus on evidence based interventions to improve measurable outcomes for adults and children with neurological challenges. It teaches you how to use tools to support the brain’s ability to rewire itself rather than retraining or relearning a specific skill. This course draws on the expansive brain-behavioral sciences to provide a framework for assessment, priority setting, prognosis and intervention for clients in any treatment setting from those with acute issues such as medically fragile diagnoses, behavioral issues, to those with chronic issues in any treatment setting.




COURSE SCHEDULE: An online schedule is provided below or print the course brochure Here.  

Saturday October 21, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
7:30 - 8:00
Registration /Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 8:00
Continental Breakfast 
 8:00 - 9:30

 New Brain Research: Implications for therapy

 8:00 - 8:30
Theoretical Framework for NeuroIntegrative 
Approach to Treatment
9:30 - 10:15
Foundations for Therapy Success in Adults and 
Children Network Theory, Arousal, Attention,
Learning, Self-regulation, Modulation

 8:30 - 10:15
An interactive Approach to Assessment-
a new perspective 
10:15 - 10:30
 10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Tools to Prepare the Brian/Body System for 
Learning and Retraining Labs
 10:30 - 12:00
Assessment Lab
12:00 - 1:00
 Techniques to Balance the System:
Quantum Healing (part 1)/Lab
 12:00 - 1:30
Lunch (provided)
*AKOTA Business Meeting* 
1:00 - 2:00
Lunch (provided) 
 1:30 - 2:00
Quantum Healing continued (part 2)/Lab
 2:00 - 2:30
 The Healing Brain: Neurogenesis, Neuroplasticity, 
 2:00 - 3:00
Lab: Tools to Retrain and Relearn Functional Skills: 
Evidence-Based Strategies, Visual,
Vestibular, Tactile, Brain Gym

 2:30 - 3:45
 Clinical Applications of Current Knowledge 
on how the brain learns:
Auditory, Visual, Vestibular, Sequential Processing,
Brain Dominance
 3:00 - 3:15
3:45 - 4:00
 3:15 - 4:30
An Integrative Approach to Treatment/Lab
4:00 - 4:30
Mental Practice/Lab

4:30 - 5:00 
Trouble shooting for Functional 
Outcomes-Research and Resources
4:30 - 5:30
The Stress Connection:
The Gut Brain/Inflammation,
Exercise and the Brain, Sedentary Lifestyle,
What the Science Tells us





LODGING:A group rate is available at Springhill Suites Anchorage University Lake for AKOTA conference attendees. There is a limited availability and reservations must be made by September 23, 2017. Springhill Suites offers an on request complimentary shuttle from ANC to their location. Follow the link below to book your room online:

Springhill Suites Anchorage University Lake Reservation








Providence Hospital East and West Auditoriums
3200 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508

 MAP OF Providence HospitalTake the C Tower or D Tower elevators to the basement level to get to the East and West Auditoriums; the conference rooms are near the cafeteria. You can download a map of our conference venue below.