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Scent-Sational Connections: The Role of Olfaction in Development

by Gretchen Becker Crabb, MSE, LPC, OTR/L, CLC, IMH-E
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 ACM CPD Hours
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
Abstract:

Though so obvious, the sense of smell is quite integral to well-being and human connection. As the loss of smell has been highlighted as one of the main symptoms of COVID, it invites a deeper understanding of the functional impacts of olfactory differences in children and caregivers. In this presentation, we will learn about the cultural history and neurological basis of olfaction. We will explore how smell plays a role in feeding, interpersonal relationships, and safety as well as olfactory strategies to promote physical health and co-regulation.

IMPORTANT: In this presentation we will do experiential work, so please have a journal, the following scents and food available:

One Citrus Scent (e.g. lemon, lime, orange)
One Woodsy/Earthy Scent (e.g. leaves, rocks, soil)
One article of clothing worn by someone you are close to (e.g. spouse, child, close friend, parent)
Carrot or other raw vegetable to eat

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the neurology of the olfactory system.

2. Describe how the olfactory system impacts feeding, relationship and safety outcomes.

3. Describe ways to support feeding and co-regulation using olfactory strategies.

Presentations: 8  |  Hours / CE Credits: 8  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks