Emotions get big for all of us now and again. From many of the students we support, when emotions get big, so do behaviors…they can’t find their words to tell you what’s wrong, they can’t focus to learn and do their work, they don’t know how to get your attention without being disruptive, they can’t control their bodies (and sometimes things get broken or people get hurt). What do you do? This workshop will overview some basic yet critical strategies to help manage when the behavior of your students gets challenging. We will explore the roles of relationship, communication, regulation, motivation, visual supports, environmental supports, and supportive response strategies. Bring examples of troubling situations you have faced and/or your worries about students you will be supporting. There will be plenty of time for individualized problem solving.
Presented by Lisa Ladson, Nanette A. Negri, PhD & Jenna Knoedler