Wired Differently Agenda
8:00-8:30 Registration

Positive Behavioral Supports for Students Who Are "Wired Differently"

  • Why Traditional Discipline Practices Often Fail
  • Essential and Effective Supports Educators can Provide
  • Five Keys for Successfully Working with Students Who Are Wired Differently:
    • Key #1: Helping Students Own Who They Are
    • Key #2: Reasonable Accommodations in the Classroom
    • Key #3: Prevention - Avoiding Escalation
    • Key #4: No Stigma Zone
    • Key# 5: A Positive & Welcoming Climate
  • Laying the Foundation for Success: Effective School-Wide Prevention and Positive Skill-Building
  • The Importance of Adult Attitudes & Behaviors When Using Positive Behavior Supports
  • The 8 Elements of Successful Classroom Management Important Lifestyle Issues for Students who are Wired Differently
  • Additional Tier 1 Supports
  • Tier 2 & 3 Supports for Common Disorders Impacting Students:
    • ADHD
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Trauma
    • Aspergerís & High-Functioning Autism
  • How Behavior Plans are Best Employed with the Various Mental/Emotional/Behavioral Concerns in Your Classroom
  • Tools for Teaching Social Skills to Students Who Are Wired Differently
11:30-12:30Lunch (on your own)

Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Improving Outcomes for Students with ODD, CD and IED

  • Risk Factors and Symptoms of:
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Conduct Disorder
    • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Workable Classroom Accommodations for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Strategies for De-escalating Confrontational Situations in Your School or Classroom
  • Why It's Important to Avoid Lectures, Interrupting, Yelling and Arguing
  • Employing More Successful Approaches Including Brevity, Listening, Neutral Tone of Voice, Honesty and Humor
  • Connecting with Families
  • Connecting with Mental Health
  • Finding the Strengths of Neuro-Diverse Learners
  • Putting it All in Place: Planning for Change


Putting it All in Place

  • Connecting with Families
  • Finding the Strengths of Neuro-Diverse Learners
  • Putting it All in Place: Planning for Change

Q & A