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Wired Differently Agenda
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:00

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
9:00-10:15

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

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma – Including PTSD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism
  • Mood Disorders – Depression, Early Onset Bipolar, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
10:30-11:30

Key #1 Owning Who You Are: Coaching Students to

  • Learn About their Temperaments
  • Monitor Early Warning Signs and Feelings
  • Calm Themselves with Relaxation Training
  • Assert Themselves to Get Needs Met
  • Solve Conflicts/Problems through Behavior Training
11:30-12:30Lunch (on your own)
12:30-1:45

Key #2 Reasonable Accommodations in the Classroom

  • Specific to Cognitive & Emotional Needs

Key #3 Prevention: Avoiding Escalation

  • Help with Routines
  • Teaching, Re-teaching and Cuing
  • Organizing and Prioritizing Information
2:00-3:30

Key #4 No Stigma Zone

  • Creating a Climate of Understanding in Your Classroom
  • Teaching “Brain Health”
  • Promoting Non-judgmental Language

KEY #5: A Positive & Welcoming Climate

  • Building Tiered Supports in a Positive and Prevention- Focused Schools
    • PBIS, RTI, MTSS
  • Connecting with Families
  • Finding the Strengths of Neuro-Diverse Learners
  • Putting it All in Place: Planning for Change
3:30-4:00

Q & A