Through case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy-to-implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, accurate thinking, and self-monitoring.
Join The Summit School as it hosts Understanding Anxiety: Supporting Children in the Classroom and Beyond.
Conference will cover:
- The impact of anxiety on behavior and learning
- Underdeveloped skills associated with anxiety
- Why some students seek negative attention
- 10 questions to ask prior to prescribing a strategy or an intervention
- Why breaks may not be helpful
- Dissecting transitions to reduce oppositional behavior
- Teaching students self-regulation
- Reducing negative thinking towards writing
- Shifting reinforcement systems to increase skill development
Conference participants will be able to:
- List common antecedents for students with anxiety
- Enumerate strategies to promote initiation, persistence, and help-seeking skills, in students with work avoidance
- Identify why common teacher practices and interventions may not always work for students with anxiety-related behavior
- Describe classroom friendly self-monitoring strategies
- List strategies for reducing negative thinking toward writing
Who Should Attend:
Parents, Educators, Professionals, Pediatricians, Speech-Language Pathologists, Administrators, Counselors, Psychologists—those in the classroom, clinic, home and community who want more information about understanding and supporting anxious children.
*ASHA CEUs pending for Speech-Language Pathologists
About the Speakers:
William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group, and the author (with Ned Johnson) of the new best-selling book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a licensed and board certified behavior analyst and special educator, as well as a consultant to schools internationally. Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems. She is a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, with Nancy Rappaport (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).
Before March 23, 2018
Non-Student: $95.00 per attendee
Student: $75.00 per attendee
After March 23, 2018
Non-Student $125.00 per attendee
Student $100.00 per attendee
Lunch is included in the conference rate. Additional fee of $30 for ASHA CEUs.
Presenting Sponsor – $2,500 (maximum 2)
- Sponsor name and logo incorporated into event branding as “presented by”
- Recognition in event communications and promotional materials
- Company logo with link to company website on conference webpage
- Logo recognition on Summit’s social media platforms
- Exhibit space in prominent, reserved location
- 5 complimentary conference registrations, reserved seating
Exhibitor – $750
- 6 foot exhibitor table with chair
- 1 complimentary conference registration
- Recognition on conference webpage
Note: exhibit space is located in the same space as the conference; attendees will have full day exposure to exhibitors.
For more information contact:
P: 410-798-0005 x143