Watch child/adolescent behavioural expert, R. Nicolle Carr, Ph.D., and learn how to best manage the students at your school diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. You will walk away with concrete, yet practical, strategies to successfully intervene with their serious behavioural issues, such as:
- Anger and outbursts
- Cutting and self-injury
- Sensory Issues
- Meltdowns and tantrums
- Obsessive compulsive
- Electronic addiction
Through case studies, video clips and dynamic class discussion you will learn:
- 30-second teacher strategies to manage challenging and disruptive behaviours
- New ways to reduce the costs of out-of-district placements
- How to engage students in class, increase productivity, and reduce truancy
- Behavioural assessments and strategies for the IEP team
- Side-effects of common psychotropic medications
- How skill deficits from mental health conditions create behavioural difficulties
- Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems
- Strategies to gain collaboration with clinicians
Leave the day with the “magic dust” you have been looking for to expedite rapid and effective changes in these children and adolescents!
R. Nicolle Carr, Ph.D., has served as the assistant clinical director at a residential program outside of Boston and as a consultant for school districts regarding classroom management and individual student needs. She also consults on in-home behavior programs and teaches online courses on psychology, development, neuroscience/cognition, learning and motivation for a variety of colleges and universities across the United States. Dr. Carr earned her Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience/psychology from the University of Texas, Austin in 2001 and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Carr serves as the secretary of the Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the Ethics Special Interest Group for the Association for Behavioral Analysis International.
Financial: Dr. Nicolle Carr has an employment relationship with the University of Oklahoma. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Nicolle Carr is a member of the Oklahoma Association of Behavior Analysts and ABA. She has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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- Articulate how behavioural-driven choices differ from mental health-driven behaviours and characterize how these differences inform your choice of intervention.
- Communicate the effective uses of medications and potential side effects that can appear as misbehaviours.
- Implement various school-based strategies, used in collaboration with community clinicians, to intervene when behavioural issues arise from mental health conditions.
- Determine effective positive behaviour support strategies to successfully discipline the special needs child.
- Discriminate how IDEA relates to mental health issues and discipline.
- Apply communication techniques that create a climate for success inside and outside the classroom.
Students with Mental Health Issues
- Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems
- Mental health issues vs. intentionally disruptive behaviours
- How skill deficits from mental health issues create behavioural difficulties
Strategies for ODD and Conduct Disorder Behaviours
- Choices everyone can live with
- What adults should never say, but usually do
- Arguments with defiant kids
- Getting to the core issues of ODD
- Kids who don’t feel bad
- School-wide management program
Strategies for ADHD
- Decrease impulsive behaviours with what YOU do
- Drawing out the behaviours you want
- Decrease disruption to other students
- Know the accompanying behaviours
- Techniques to self-regulate
Strategies for ASD
- It’s all about social skills growth
- Sensory solutions
- Self-regulation techniques for ASD
- Most misinterpreted behaviours
- Manage high interest areas
- Move them past “kid cop” behaviours
Strategies for Anxiety
- What to do about separation anxiety
- Help their panic attack pass quickly
- School phobia … not always a fear of school
- Compromises that work
- Deep breathing and relaxation techniques
Strategies for Depression
- School-wide program to promote compassion and a supportive culture
- Getting them past their sense of helplessness
- When they think they have nothing to live for
- Goal oriented plans for schoolwork and school day
Strategies for Other Challenging Behaviours
- Cutting and self-injury: What you really need to know to effectively intervene
- Electronic addiction: Which kids are most susceptible and why
- Psychotropic medication side-effects vs. behavioural issues
- Electronic bullying: What adults tell kids that fuels the problem
Disciplining the Special Needs Child/Adolescent
- How IDEA relates to discipline
- Rules for disciplining special education students
- Techniques for positive behaviour support
- ”Pro-social” punishments
Strategies for the IEP Team
- Functional behavioural assessment simplified
- Facts and data to make tactical decisions
- Effective collaboration among educators AND clinicians
- What most administrators do that burn out their staff
- What to do about non cooperative/reluctant parents
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- Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
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- School Psychologists
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