Wired Differently Seminar

Studies show that approximately 20 percent of all students are diagnosable for a mental, emotional or behavioral health issue. This seminar will help counselors, teachers and other professionals understand how to support and teach this high-potential portion of the student population while avoiding an unmanageable classroom environment.

Do You Know Students Who Have...

– Resistance or refusal to participate in normal school activities?
– Persistent moodiness?
– Chosen social isolation?

– Sudden declines in school performance?
– Constant worries or anxieties?
– Extreme involvement with social media and/or digital games?

– Depression, sadness or irritability?
– Self-destructive behaviors?
– Symptoms of substance abuse?
– Indifference to others’ feelings?

Seminar Overview

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
• Depression
• 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

Earn 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Upcoming Seminars

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See What Attendees Have to Say

"I learned so many skills and intervention strategies to use in class. I gained so much I can immediately use. This is an awesome training!
Special Education Teacher
St. Louis, MO
"This has been a very helpful training. I am excited to return to school and share what I learned students and colleagues."
Middle School Teacher
Houston TX
"This seminar taught me a new way approach to behavior management and teaching. I can't wait to use it in the classroom!"
High School Principal
Anderson, IN
"The presenter did an excellent job of modeling how to handle difficult situations with students. This is the best Professional Development training I've been to in years."
High School Teacher
New Orleans, LA

– Classroom Teachers
– Principals
– Special Education Personnel
– School Counselors & Psychologists
– Other Administrators
– Social Workers (all levels)
– Law Enforcement/SRO
– Counselors & Therapists in Agencies & Private Practice
– Media Specialists

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-11:30 Critical Insights about Student Mental Wellness
  • Student Challenges: Mental Wellness vs. Mental Illness
  • Why Traditional Discipline Practices Often Fail
  • Essential and Effective Supports Educators can Provide
“Acting In” and “Acting Out” Disorders: How do These Look in the Classroom
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety  Disorders
  • Trauma – Including PTSD
  • Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism
  • Depression
  • Early Onset Bipolar
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Positive Behavior Supports with Students Who Are Wired Differently
  • Effective School-Wide Prevention and Positive Skill-Building
  • The Importance of Adult Attitudes & Behaviors When Using Positive Behavior Supports
  • Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Behavior Plans
  • How Behavior Plans are Best Employed with the Various Mental/Emotional/Behavioral Concerns in Your Classroom
  • The 8 Elements of Successful Classroom Management
  • Tools for Teaching Social Skills to Students Who Are Wired Differently
  • The Importance of Collaboration
11:30-12:30 Lunch (on your own)
12:30 – 3:330
Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Improving Outcomes for Students with ODD, CD and IED
  • Workable Classroom Accommodations for Dealing with Disruptive 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
Five Keys for Successfully Working with Students Who Are Wired Differently
  • Key #1: Helping Student 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
Putting It All in Place
  • Connecting with Families
  • Finding the Strengths of Neuro-Diverse Leaners
  • Putting it All in Place: Planning for Change
 
3:30 Q & A
 
Individual Registration

Groups 3-9

Groups 10+

Early Registration
$149 USD
$124 USD
$109 USD
Advanced Registration
$169 USD
$144 USD
$129 USD
Regular Registration
$189 USD
$164 USD
$149 USD
 
 
Your registration fee includes refreshments and materials. It does not include meals, hotel accommodations or parking.
 
Register 30 days prior to Seminar date and save! Groups of 20+, call 1-800-251-6805 for special pricing
GROUP DISCOUNTS
When 3 or more people register together from the same school district or agency, each participant is entitled to a $25 USD discount off their registration fee. To receive this discount, all participants in the group must register at the same time and have a single group representative as the contact person.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations incur a $20 administrative fee andmust be received in writing or electronically seven days prior to seminar. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Developmental Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any seminar in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned. If for any reason the seminar is not held, Developmental Resources’ liability is limited to a refund of the registration fee paid. If you miss the cancellation deadline, and are unable to either attend the training or send a substitute, we will issue a voucher that is valid for two years. It is transferrable to a colleague and may be applied toward any of our professional development events.

Certificates of Completion for this seminar, which indicate 6 contact hours of Continuing Education, will be available at the end of the seminar upon completion of a course evaluation. In many cases, depending on your Profession and Jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your Continuing Education and Professional Development efforts. We suggest that you contact your local Board or Governing Agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline. Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved Provider for the following National and Regional Accrediting Agencies.

Developmental Resources Inc. ACE #:1053 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Developmental Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/13/2016 – 8/13/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Developmental Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5602. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Seminar Information

Click On Each City for Event Time, Location & Registration Information

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In a single classroom, it is quite conceivable that a teacher might be dealing with 4 or 5 different disorders. Some of the most common challenges mainstreamed in the classroom tend to be:

– Anger Disorders
– Bipolar Disorder
– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
– Oppositional Defiant Disorder
– Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
– ADHD
– Anxiety Disorder
– Asperger’s Syndrome
– Borderline Personality Disorder
– Reactive Attachment 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
– Over- and under-reacting to adults and peers

The goal of this seminar is to provide you with key insights and approaches to help you prevent disruptions and distractions, while maximizing the abilities of students with these unique challenges.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this information-packed seminar, you will learn to:

– Recognize common misunderstandings educators sometimes have about these students.
– Restructure traditional policies and practices that often fail with these students.
– Implement Do’s and don’ts for supporting these students with dignity and respect through:
– Assisting with organizational challenges
– Building an environment that minimizes perfectionism
– Controlling change, while helping students deal with it
– Creating a climate that strikes a balance between challenge             and support
– Helping smooth social interactions
– Reduce stigma and to create a respectful climate with a particularly challenging classroom situation
– Develop practical ways to prevent students from riding the mental health escalator
– Integrate other successful approaches to reach students with emotional, mental and behavioral challenges

8:00-8:30Registration
8:30-11:30

Critical Insights about Student Mental Wellness

  • Student Challenges: Mental Wellness vs. Mental Illness
  • Why Traditional Discipline Practices Often Fail
  • Essential and Effective Supports Educators can Provide
 

“Acting In” and “Acting Out” Disorders: How do These Look in the Classroom

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety  Disorders
  • Trauma – Including PTSD
  • Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism
  • Depression
  • Early Onset Bipolar
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
 

Positive Behavior Supports with Students Who Are Wired Differently

  • Effective School-Wide Prevention and Positive Skill-Building
  • The Importance of Adult Attitudes & Behaviors When Using Positive Behavior Supports
  • Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Behavior Plans
  • How Behavior Plans are Best Employed with the Various Mental/Emotional/Behavioral Concerns in Your Classroom
  • The 8 Elements of Successful Classroom Management
  • Tools for Teaching Social Skills to Students Who Are Wired Differently
  • The Importance of Collaboration
     
11:30-12:30Lunch (on your own)
12:30 – 3:330

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

  • Workable Classroom Accommodations for Dealing with Disruptive 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
 

Five Keys for Successfully Working with Students Who Are Wired Differently

  • Key #1: Helping Student 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

Putting It All in Place

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

 

3:30Q & A

– Classroom Teachers
– Principals
– Special Education Personnel
– School Counselors & Psychologists
– Other Administrators
– Social Workers (all levels)
– Law Enforcement/SRO
– Counselors & Therapists in Agencies & Private Practice
– Media Specialists

 
Individual Registration

Groups 3-9

Groups 10+

Early Registration
$149 USD
$124 USD
$109 USD
Advanced Registration
$169 USD
$144 USD
$129 USD
Regular Registration
$189 USD
$164 USD
$149 USD
 
 
Your registration fee includes refreshments and materials. It does not include meals, hotel accommodations or parking.
 
Register 30 days prior to Seminar date and save! Groups of 20+, call 1-800-251-6805 for special pricing
GROUP DISCOUNTS
When 3 or more people register together from the same school district or agency, each participant is entitled to a $25 USD discount off their registration fee. To receive this discount, all participants in the group must register at the same time and have a single group representative as the contact person.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations incur a $20 administrative fee andmust be received in writing or electronically seven days prior to seminar. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Developmental Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any seminar in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned. If for any reason the seminar is not held, Developmental Resources’ liability is limited to a refund of the registration fee paid. If you miss the cancellation deadline, and are unable to either attend the training or send a substitute, we will issue a voucher that is valid for two years. It is transferrable to a colleague and may be applied toward any of our professional development events.
“I learned so many skills and intervention strategies to use in class. I gained so much I can immediately use. This is an awesome training!
Special Education Teacher
St. Louis, MO
 
“This has been a very helpful training. I am excited to return to school and share what I learned students and colleagues.”
Middle School Teacher
Houston TX
 
“This seminar taught me a new way approach to behavior management and teaching. I can’t wait to use it in the classroom!”
High School Principal
Anderson, IN
 
“The presenter did an excellent job of modeling how to handle difficult situations with students. This is the best Professional Development training I’ve been to in years.”
High School Teacher
New Orleans, LA

Certificates of Completion for this seminar, which indicate 6 contact hours of Continuing Education, will be available at the end of the seminar upon completion of a course evaluation. In many cases, depending on your Profession and Jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your Continuing Education and Professional Development efforts. We suggest that you contact your local Board or Governing Agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline. Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved Provider for the following National and Regional Accrediting Agencies.

Developmental Resources Inc. ACE #:1053 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Developmental Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/13/2016 – 8/13/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Developmental Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5602. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Seminar Presenter

Mike Paget, M.ED.

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Mike Paget, M.ED.

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

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.

Questions? Let us know!

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax or email our office at least two weeks prior to event. Also, please note your request on your registration form.

Wired Differently Resources

High on the Spectrum: Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, and Related Personalities

by Mike Paget & Kim “Tip” Frank

There has been a failure to launch youth with Asperger’s into functional adult living. Consider the facts that only 3 percent of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome live independently and only 12 percent are gainfully employed. This guidebook is for educators helping young people maximize their strengths and manage weaknesses. It promotes an in-depth understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, and related conditions, and accommodations that may greatly increase long-term success.

102 Practical Strategies for Reducing the Deficit

by Kim "Tip" Frank

Using a brief and quick reference format this book shows you how the deficit in ADD/ADHD can be reduced in children and adolescents.’This best seller on ADD/ADHD is a concise easy-to-follow resource that features powerful strategies to help ADD/ADHD students improve their academic and social/emotional abilities.

Wired Differently DVD

by AccuTrain

Current studies show that approximately 20 percent of all students are diagnosable for a mental, emotional or behavioral health issue. This DVD and AccuTrain On-Demand program will help teachers, counselors, administrators and other professionals understand how to support and teach this high-potential portion of the student population — while avoiding an unmanageable classroom environment.

Based upon the popular AccuTrain Wired Differently seminar with Author Mike Paget, the insights in this 15-minute video program will help you and your staff adopt the following five keys to working with students with mental wellness challenges including Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anger Disorders, Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and others:
• Owning Who You Are
• Reasonable Accommodations
• Prevention
• No Stigma Zone
• A Positive and Welcoming Climate

Mind Designs Book & CD

by AccuTrain

This book and CD will provide you with a unique, powerful tool that will help facilitate deeper personal conversations with young people. The reproducible worksheets have been field-tested with children and adolescents who are experiencing trauma and/or young people with mild to severe social/emotional/behavioral challenges

Big Deals and Little Deals and What to do When They Happen to You

Kim Edminster

At long last, simple and clear-cut guidelines for helping children differentiate big deals – situations that require adult intervention and little deals – those things children are capable of handling on their own. Eliminate the need to give constant reminders to stop tattling. Instead, empower children by prompting, “Is it a big deal or a little deal?” Once they have learned the difference and know the strategies, they are better equipped to cope with and handle life’s everyday difficulties independently.

This resource includes a CD with the story in an interactive format along with additional lessons to use on your interactive whiteboards such as SMART Board™ or Promothean Board™. The CD also includes 11 posters in pdf format that you can print and display, tent signs for the students’ desks to remind them of the strategies to handle little deals on their own, song lyrics sung to the tune of “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and other reproducible worksheets.

Defying the Defiance

by Kim “Tip” Frank, Mike Paget & Jerry Wilde

Every class has a range of students from those who are always cooperative to those who predictably fight the teacher for control every step of the way. In the most challenging classes this oppositional and defiant student is on the verge of preventing him/herself and many of other students from focusing on learning.
This book will help classroom teachers’find effective ways to avoid disruption and increase cooperation from the most resistant oppositional and defiant students. As teachers begin to understand the underlying causes and dynamics of opposition they will be able to develop additional strategies that will lead to increased classroom success and satisfaction for both the defiant student and themselves. Parents will also find this book helpful for providing insights that are useful at home and at school.

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