School administrators, especially those responsible for special education, are scrambling to adapt to a changing student population. Educators feel a heightened sense of urgency given the shift to Common Core Standards and its emphasis on language and communications skills competency.
Kids’ brains are being affected by technology, the media, parental demographics, shifting social norms and a range of other environmental factors. Teachers are seeing a sharp increase in all kinds of disruptive behavior, especially in our elementary classrooms. But why is this happening, and how can they be better equipped?
Three of the world’s leading experts in neurodevelopmental, behavioral and psychological disorders will unpack this challenging topic and provide school administrators with new insights and contemporary approaches for educating this growing population.
Dr. Temple Grandin
on “The Autistic Brain”
School administrators are seeking a deeper understanding and new strategies to serve a growing population of students with autism. An overburdened system and the Common Core’s emphasis on language and communications skills has created a sense of urgency to find the best approaches to giving them appropriate access to the curriculum.
Dr. Temple Grandin, a leading autism expert, will highlight the latest research about autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other mental disorders. She will offer new insight and practical ideas for special education leaders and parents to help them better understand why particular strategies work and don’t work. A question and answer period will give you the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and experience of her incredible mind.
Dr. Barry Prizant
Preventing Problem Behavior in Schools:
An Emotional Regulation, Relationship-Based Approach
Problem behaviors are symptomatic of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Learning how to better manage disruptive behavior is a top priority for school administrators, educators, therapists and parents. During this webinar, one of SPED’s most sought-after experts on classroom behavior management strategies will present a “Bio-Psycho-Social” perspective on the interaction of physiological, cognitive and social-environmental issues. Participants will learn practical, respectful and innovative ways to prevent and support students with problem behaviors. These techniques will enhance a child’s ability to stay well-regulated emotionally, to maximize learning, to improve social participation and balance relationships.
Dr. Jordan Wright
on “Extending Your Reach: Online Counseling for Changing Minds”
Finding help for students with psychological, neurological or emotional issues is a major challenge facing school administrators. There is a shortage of experts to conduct psychological assessments and reach students with appropriate counseling services. Now live video conferencing technology shows great promise for extending our reach to these students wherever they are: doing evaluations and delivering timely, private counseling services for today’s digital natives. School leaders have a range of practical questions: How does online counseling actually work? What types of counseling services are best suited to online delivery? How do we safeguard student privacy? Is online counseling effective? Join us live to explore answers to these questions and many more.