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Seminar Detail

Mental Health Issues in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Children and Adolescents Succeed

Where:
BURLINGTON, MA
When:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Join child/adolescent behavioral expert, Jason Mathison, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP, and learn how to best manage the students at your school diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mood disorders, anxiety and depression. You will walk away with concrete, yet practical, strategies to successfully intervene with their serious behavioral issues, such as:
  • Anger and outbursts
  • Cutting and self-injury
  • Defiance
  • Impulsivity
  • Sensory issues
  • Meltdowns and tantrums
  • Obsessive compulsive
  • Truancy
  • Rigidity
  • Electronic addiction
Through case studies, video clips and dynamic class discussion you will learn:
  • 30 second teacher strategies to manage challenging and disruptive behaviors
  • New ways to reduce the costs of out-of-district placements
  • How to engage students in class, increase productivity and reduce truancy
  • Behavioral assessments and strategies for the IEP team
  • Side-effects of common psychotropic medications
  • How skill deficits from mental health conditions create behavioral difficulties
  • Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems
  • Strategies to gain collaboration with clinicians
Leave the day with the “magic dust” you have been looking for to expedite rapid and effective changes in these children and adolescents!
Objectives

  1. Differentiate between behavioral-driven choices and mental health-driven behaviors.
  2. Communicate the effective uses of medications and potential side effects that can appear as misbehaviors.
  3. Implement various school-based strategies, used in collaboration with community clinicians, to intervene when behavioral issues arise from mental health conditions.
  4. Determine effective positive behavior support strategies as part of a multidisciplinary team to successfully discipline the special needs child.
  5. Discriminate how IDEA relates to mental health issues and discipline.
  6. Apply communication techniques that create a climate for success inside and outside the classroom
OUTLINE

Students with Mental Health Issues
  • Characteristics of at-risk students’ mental health problems
  • Mental health issues vs. intentionally disruptive behaviors
  • How skill deficits from mental health issues create behavioral difficulties
Strategies for ODD and Conduct Disorder Behaviors
  • Choices everyone can live with
  • What adults should never say, but usually do
  • Arguments with defiant kids
  • Getting to the core issues of ODD
  • Kids who don’t feel bad
  • School-wide management program
Strategies for ADHD
  • Decrease impulsive behaviors with what YOU do
  • Drawing out the behaviors you want
  • Decrease disruption to other students
  • Know the accompanying behaviors
  • Techniques to self-regulate
Strategies for ASD
  • It’s all about social skills growth
  • Sensory solutions
  • Self-regulation techniques for ASD
  • Most misinterpreted behaviors
  • Manage high interest areas
  • Move them past “kid cop” behaviors
Strategies for Anxiety
  • What to do about separation anxiety
  • Help their panic attack pass quickly
  • School phobia … not always a fear of school
  • Compromises that work
  • Deep breathing and relaxation techniques
Strategies for Depression
  • School-wide program to promote compassions and a supportive culture
  • Getting them past their sense of helplessness
  • When they think they have nothing to live for
  • Goal oriented plans for schoolwork and school day
Strategies for Other Challenging Behaviors
  • Cutting and self-injury: What you really need to know to effectively intervene
  • Electronic addiction: Which kids are most susceptible and why
  • Psychotropic medication side-effects vs. behavioral issues
  • Electronic bullying: What adults tell kids that fuels the problem
Disciplining the Special Needs Child/Adolescent
  • How IDEA relates to discipline
  • Rules for disciplining special education students
  • Techniques for positive behavior support
  • ”Pro-social” punishments
Strategies for the IEP Team
  • Functional behavioral assessment simplified
  • Facts and data to make tactical decisions
  • Effective collaboration among educators and clinicians
  • What most administrators do that burn out their staff
  • What to do about non cooperative/reluctant parents

JASON D MATHISON, PSY.D., NCSP, ABSNP

Jason Mathison, PsyD., NCSP, ABSNP, is a licensed psychologist and certified school neuropsychologist in Maryland and Virginia who has worked with children and adolescents for over 12 years. He earned his doctorate in school psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he published with faculty and served as an adjunct professor before graduating. He maintains adjunct appointments at both Loyola University in Baltimore and the Chicago Professional school of psychology. Dr. Mathison is also the owner and director of Psychoeducational Consultants where he provides neuropsychological testing and conducts workshops on brain-behavior relationships for educational staff, mental health professionals and families. Dr. Mathison spends much of his time providing executive functioning coaching for both clients and their families. In addition to multiple publications on executive functioning, he has served on an expert panel at National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on the teenage brain. Dr. Mathison has served as a school psychologist for Prince George’s County Public Schools for 10 years where he works with students and teachers to diagnose and provide interventions to enhance executive functioning and maximize academic success.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jason Mathison maintains a private practice. He is an adjunct professor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Loyola University. Dr. Mathison receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jason Mathison has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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