Helping Educators ... Help Students ... Who Struggle
Positive Behavior Support
Classroom Management & Positive Behavior Support
Classroom Management 101
Pro-Active Strategies for Inclusive Settings
This workshop will provide educators with proactive strategies for managing classrooms to increase student engagement and academic achievement. Topics will include analyzing the physical facilities (room arrangement & materials, visibility, accessibility, distractibility), determining rules and procedures, planning and organizing instruction, managing student work, and understanding the goals of student behavior (or misbehavior). Participants will develop sets of rules and procedures, identify effective instructional activities, and analyze the goals of student behavior in order to support belonging, engagement, and success.
Understanding & Supporting Students with ADHD
This presentation will provide an overview of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders through simulations and lecture, and provide participants with lists of intervention strategies organized according to the symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, disorganization, and memory deficits. Topics will include the bio-chemical nature of ADHD, diagnosis and treatment procedures, and a brief review of Russell Barkley's theoretical model describing the role and function of behavior inhibition relative to the development of executive functions.
Understanding & Supporting Students with Asperger's Syndrome
Although Asperger Syndrome was first described in 1944, educators and parents are just beginning to recognize the complexity of this developmental disorder related to Autism. This presentation will overview the clinical descriptions of Asperger Syndrome and highlight the significant impact of the condition on socialization, sensory processing, cognition, language, interests, and behavior through lecture and simulations. Topics will include diagnosis, treatment and intervention approaches & strategies from various disciplines, including speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and behavioral pediatrics.