Wired Differently Agenda
8:00-8:30 Registration

Critical Insights for Working with Students Who Are "Wired Differently"

  • Why Traditional Discipline Practices Often Fail
  • Essential and Effective Supports Educators can Provide

Positive Behavior Supports with Students Who Are Wired Differently

  • Effective School-Wide Prevention and Positive Skill-Building Practice
  • 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)

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

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

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