Presenters: Monica G. Osgood and Natalie Kitts, MS, OTR
This longitudinal case presentation will introduce us to a child’s journey, starting from his early years, that included the ups and downs of grade school that led to a school placement change. His aggressive behaviors within this school environment were understood from a position of non-compliance. As the lens of neuroception was applied to understanding this child’s challenging behaviors in a new educational setting, the team discovered what individual differences frightened him and what soothed him. The school director and teacher team will present how they were able to identify threat and establish safety. This youth is now in his early 20’s. His mother is present to share her reflections on this period.