Fact: 20 percent of all students are diagnosable for a mental, emotional or behavior health issue.
This seminar will help classroom teachers, counselors, administrators and other school personnel understand how to support this high-potential, neuro-diverse portion of the student population while avoiding an unmanageable classroom environment.
In a single classroom, it is quite conceivable that
a teacher might be dealing with five or more differ- ent disorders. Some of the most common challenges mainstreamed in the classroom are:
• Anxiety Disorders
• Trauma & Stress
• Early Onset Bipolar Disorder
• Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
• Asperger’s Syndrome
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder
These issues are often undiagnosed and easily misunderstood – and may be responded to as simple discipline issues. Behaviors that tend to be common to students who are Wired Differently include: disorganization; perfectionism; trouble dealing with change; performance and testing anxiety; social anxiety and over- and under-reacting to adults and peers.
The second half of this seminar focuses on students who exhibit more hostile behavior – temper tantrums, fighting, cruelty and defiance. Typically educators slip into a pattern of coercion and punishment and peers start to reject these students — often leading to academic difficulties, poor relationships, substance abuse, delinquency and crime. But these students may actually have a Disruptive Behavior Disorder – Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and/or Intermittent Explosive Disorder. This session provides effective practices for working with, and reducing confrontations with, these students. It examines each disorder and connects the dots between the three. Attendees will learn why get- ting tough and zero tolerance do not work and how educators can steer away from power struggles.
You Will Learn to:
- Restructure traditional practices that often fail.
- Implement do’s and don’ts for supporting this
group of students with dignity and respect.
- Create a climate that balances between challenge and support.
- Reduce stigma and create a respectful climate in the classroom and school.
Wired Differently Seminar
Dates & Locations
Monday, May 10, 2020
Denver DoubleTree Stapleton North
4040 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 802162
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Crowne Plaza Dallas Market Center
7050 N. Stemmons Frwy
Dallas, TX 75247
Thursday, August 6, 2020
8101 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821
Wired Differently Seminar Pricing
Mike currently works as a consultant to schools throughout North America to help them better teach challenging students. As a state consultant for students with severe emotional and behavioral problems, he worked with ODD, CD and other special needs students for more than 25 years. Mike is an innovator of effective approaches for working with extremely challenging students and has conducted seminars across the U.S. and Canada on creative techniques for managing classroom behavior, student aggression and crisis intervention. He is co-author of Aggressive and Violent Students and Defying the Defiance. His newest book is High on the Spectrum: Asperger’s, High-Functioning Autism & Related Personalities.