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Think Differently: A New Approach for Understanding & Helping Children with Challenging Behavior

March 5, 2014
9:00-4:00 PM
NYC Special Education Collaborative
111 Broadway, Suite 604, New York, NY 10006

Traditional approaches to school discipline are based on the assumption that challenging students are behaving badly in order to get something or avoid something. However, research in the neurosciences has clearly demonstrated that challenging students lack the skills, not the will to behave well. This presentation will describe an approach that focuses on teaching at-risk students the skills they need to succeed while developing the helping relationships upon which all change is built.  Session will cover: Traditional Approaches vs. the Unconventional Wisdom, 5 Domains of Thinking Skills, Assessment of Problems to be Solved and Skills to be Trained, Prioritizing Problems to Solve, and the Problem Solving Process. Activities will include lecture, videos, group practice, and Q&A.

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