CranioSacral Therapy: Its Role in Autism Recovery & Childhood Development

As a result of the ever-growing number of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, we are increasingly faced with providing care to children with these complex disorders. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method that enhances the functioning of the physiological body system and is used to bolster resistance to a wide range of medical problems associated with autism. We will examine childhood development and the role of CST in the recovery of autism.

Amber Brooks, CACCP, DC, C

Dr. Amber Brooks is a Defeat Autism Now! (DAN) Doctor, Board Certified Pediatric Chiropractor and CranioSacral Therapist. She owns Whole Child Wellness in Dallas, Texas where she helps families put all the pieces together by bridging traditional and alternative medicine for optimum pediatric wellness. Dr. Brooks successfully treats children with autism spectrum disorders and is an expert in addressing the challenges associated with nutritional, digestive and behavioral problems.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST): Understanding its Effect on Brain & Body Function

CST, a gentle manual therapy, stretches and mobilizes tight soft tissues. Autism spectrum issues of both gut and brain inflammation may be one cause of these tissue restrictions and abnormal force and tension. Under these conditions, the underlying organs and body structures do not work as efficiently in fluid and waste exchange. Behavioral challenges can be associated with specific strains on brain or body areas. History, technique overview, and several case studies will be presented.

Susan Vaughan Kratz, OTR, CST

Ms. Kratz received professional training at Indiana University and has practiced occupational therapy for 28 years. She holds clinical certifications in sensory integration, listening therapy, neurodevelopmental treatment, and craniosacral therapy (CST). She is an Advanced Practitioner of CST. For the past 12 years, she has observed significant clinical effectiveness using CST techniques for a wide variety of neurological and physical ailments. She is in private practice in Wisconsin.

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and Applications for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders

This presentation will cover the following: Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and applications for autism and sensory processing disorders; the history and anatomy of craniosacral therapy; how application can detect and correct restrictions within the craniosacral system; and how it can improve sensory, motor and mental dysfunction. It will include personal experience from the presenter's own child, years facilitating CST, and input from therapists around the world who are facilitating improvement for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Tami A. Goldstein, WLMT, CST

Tami Goldstein, WLMT, CST, is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist, approved CEU provider through NCBTMB , Applications of Upledger CST, Massage & Bodywork for Autism.
International award winning author of “Coming Through the Fog,” contributing author in Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, 2014 edition. Ten plus years’ experience teaching and facilitating CST to individuals with autism.

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and Applications for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders

This presentation will cover the following: Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and applications for autism and sensory processing disorders; the history and anatomy of craniosacral therapy; how application can detect and correct restrictions within the craniosacral system; and how it can improve sensory, motor and mental dysfunction. It will include personal experience from the presenter's own child, years facilitating CST, and input from therapists around the world who are facilitating improvement for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Tami A. Goldstein, WLMT, CST

Tami Goldstein, WLMT, CST, is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist, approved CEU provider through NCBTMB , Applications of Upledger CST, Massage & Bodywork for Autism.
International award winning author of “Coming Through the Fog,” contributing author in Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, 2014 edition. Ten plus years’ experience teaching and facilitating CST to individuals with autism.

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This presentation will cover CranioSacral Therapy (CST). What is CST, its history, how it influences the central nervous system, how it is facilitated and its implications for autism? The presenter will provide insight from more than one year of professional experience facilitating CST for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as her personal insight and her daughter’s journey using CST to help achieve functioning recovery.

CranioSacral Therapy & Autism

This presentation will cover CranioSacral Therapy (CST). What is CST, its history, how it influences the central nervous system, how it is facilitated and its implications for autism? The presenter will provide insight from more than one year of professional experience facilitating CST for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as her personal insight and her daughter’s journey using CST to help achieve functioning recovery.

Tami A. Goldstein

Tami A. Goldstein is certified in craniosacral therapy (CST) through the Upledger Institute International, state and nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, certified as a CST presenter and certified as a share care provider.
She is an international award-winning author of Coming Through the Fog, an autism recovery story and a contributing author in the 2014 edition of Cutting Edge Therapy & Treatment for Autism.

CranioSacral Therapy & Autism

This presentation will cover CranioSacral Therapy. (CST) What is CST; its history, how it influences the central nervous system, how its facilitated and it implications for autism.
The presenter will provide insight from over 10 years professional experience facilitating CST for individuals on the autism spectrum and personal insight, her daughters journey using CST to help achieve functioning recovery.

Tami A. Goldstein, WLMT, CST

Tami A. Goldstein is certified in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) through the Upledger Institute International, state and nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and bodywork, certified as a CST Presenter and certified as a Share Care Provider.
She is an international award winning author of Coming Through the Fog, an autism recovery story and a contributing author in the 2014 Edition of Cutting Edge Therapy & Treatment for Autism.
Tami is a state and national speaker and advocate on autism, CST and SPD.Tami is the creator and facilitator of a nationally recognized continuing education course through the NCBTMB (National Certification Board Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) titled Massage, Bodywork & Autism. She is the Community Resource liaison for the SPD Parent Connections Support Group.
Tami currently has 2 offices where she facilitates CST to individuals on the autism spectrum and resides in Wisconsin with her husband, children and grandchild.

CranioSacral Therapy & Autism

This presentation will cover CranioSacral Therapy (CST.) What is CST; its history, how it influences the central nervous system, how its facilitated and its implications for autism.
The presenter will provide insight from over 10 years professional experience facilitating CST to individuals on the autism spectrum and personal insight , her daughters journey using CSTto help achieve functioning recovery.

Tami A. Goldstein

Craniosacral Therapy For Autism

Karen Thomas shares her 25-plus years as a craniosacral therapist and teaches you how this gentle, yet very effective treatment can help children on the autism spectrum with issues such as anxiety, irritability, speech, digestion, depression, sleep, social capability, sensory overload, headaches, stomach aches, and much more.

CranioSacral Therapy & Autism

This presentation will cover CranioSacral Therapy (CST.) What is CST; its history, how it influences the central nervous system, how its facilitated and its implications for autism.
The presenter will provide insight from over 10 years professional experience facilitating CST to individuals on the autism spectrum and personal insight , her daughters journey using CSTto help achieve functioning recovery.

Tami A. Goldstein