Wired Differently Seminar: San Antonio, TX 14 NOVEMBER 2019, San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, Thursday, 14. November 2019

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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.
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.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Mike Paget, M.Ed.
Mike currently works as a state consultant for students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. He has 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. He has conducted seminars across the U.S. and Canada for educators on creative techniques for managing classroom behavior, student aggression and crisis intervention. He is co-author of the books, Aggressive and Violent Students and Defying the Defiance.

AGENDA
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SEMINAR OBJECTIVES
In this one-day seminar, you will learn:

Common misunderstandings educators sometimes have about these students 
Why traditional policies and practices often fail with these students 
Do's and don'ts for supporting these students with dignity and respect: 
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 
Reducing stigma and creating a respectful climate with a particularly "challenging" classroom situation 
Practical ways to prevent students from riding the "mental health escalator" 
Other successful approaches to reach students with emotional, mental and behavioral challenges


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WHO SHOULD  ATTEND

School Counselors 
School Social Workers 
Principals and 
Administrators 
Special Education Personnel 
At-Risk Coordinators 
After-School Program 
Coordinators 
Community Youth Program Coordinators 
Faith-Based Youth Program Coordinator 
Teachers 
Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinators

 

Wired Differently Seminar: San Antonio, TX 14 NOVEMBER 2019

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