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Seminar Detail

Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Students: Practical Strategies for the Most Challenging Classroom Behaviors

Where:
BRIDGEPORT, CT
When:
Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, anxiety, depression and disruptive disorders provide extra challenges at school. Attend this seminar and learn new, effective strategies for your students’ most challenging behaviors including:
  • Tantrums
  • Running out/away
  • Noncompliance
  • Nagging
  • Refusing to work/help
  • Yelling/screaming
  • Bullying
  • Panic/anxiety reactions
  • Lack of follow through
  • Not following directions
You’ll walk away with immediate interventions for out of control behaviors and techniques for emotional regulation along with long-term strategies to help kids at school. Merrily Brome, MA, ABSNP, is a seasoned expert who has worked with the most challenging kids both in a variety of school settings. Through the use of case studies and action oriented handouts, you will leave this seminar with solutions to turn your most challenging kids around.
Objectives:

  1. Utilize strategies to reduce the frequency, duration and severity of behavioral episodes that challenge educators, professionals and parents.
  2. Execute both proactive and reactive strategies for oppositional, defiant and disruptive behavior in children and youth.
  3. Differentiate between potential mental health issues or intentionally disruptive behaviors.
  4. Use skilled observation to determine the function of misbehavior in the classroom.
  5. Develop effective skills for establishing rapport with students to overcome resistance in the classroom.
  6. Develop an effective behavior intervention plan and safety plan for school.
OUTLINE

Behaviors that Make Us Crazy
  • Tantrums
  • Running out/away
  • Disrespect/talking back
  • Nagging
  • Refusing to work/help
  • Yelling/screaming
  • Bullying
  • Truancy/skipping
  • Lack of follow through
  • Not following directions
Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Conduct disorder
Observational Assessment
  • The functions of Behavior made easy
  • Fear-based (Fight, Flight, Freeze or Submit)
    • Escape
    • Attention
    • Sensory
    • Pain
    • Control
Mental Health Disorder or Behavior Problem
  • The power of skilled observations
  • The interview
  • Comparison to the group
  • The FBA-Incredibly powerful assessment tool
Effective Strategies Part I
  • Proactive
    • Behavior plans
    • Motivational incentives
    • Set the stage for success
    • Remember the initial goal
    • Appropriately address the functions of the behavior
  • Reactive
    • Corrective measures
    • It’s like playing chess in a tornado
Effective Strategies Part II
  • Specific Strategies for the Following Behavioral Challenges:
    • Tantrums
    • Running out/away
    • Disrespect/talking back
    • Nagging
    • Refusing to work/help
    • Yelling/screaming
    • Bullying
    • Truancy/skipping
    • Lack of follow through
    • Not following directions
Effective Strategies Part III
  • Specific strategies related to:
    • ODD
    • ADHD
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Working with unsafe behaviors
Special Populations & Circumstances
  • Asperger’s disorder
  • Divorce, separation
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Parent misbehavior
  • Foster care
Designed Specifically for:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Special Education Staff
  • Behavior Intervention Specialists
  • Administrators Serving Grades K-12
  • Principals/Assistant Principals
  • School Occupational Therapists
  • School Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Instructional Specialists
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

MERRILY A. BROME, MA, ABSNP

Merrily Brome, MA, ABSNP, is a nationally certified school neuropsychologist, who continues to maintain certification in both elementary and special education. She has worked in the education profession for 43 years, with experience at the pre-school through high school high school level. Merrily has a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University in elementary and special education. She spent the first part of her career as a special educator in a middle school. Her graduate degree from Towson State University (MD) is in School Psychology, which she has practiced for 30 years. In that capacity, she has worked in numerous school settings, from preschool through high school. While serving on a preschool special education assessment team for several years, she pursued additional training in order to refine her skills in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. In addition to further graduate work at both Loyola University (Md.) and Johns Hopkins University, she has completed a year-long post graduate certification program offered by the American Board of School Neuropsychology. A particular area of professional interest is the impact of childhood trauma on neurodevelopment, behavior, and learning. Merrily has served as an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri where she developed and instructed several units for graduate level coursework on “Learning and the Brain.” She also has presented the annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, which is sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH).



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Merrily Brome has an employment relationship with Prince George’s County Public Schools. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Merrily Brome has no nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 5.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Educators/Teachers
This activity qualifies for 305 minutes of instructional content as required by many national and state licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Connecticut Educators, Administrators, School Psychologists & School Social Workers:
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5.0 CEUs. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the Connecticut State Department of Education (Provider #930; Activity ID #930-20-059-012 for seminar on 04/27/2020, #930-20-059-013 for seminar on 04/28/2020 and #930-20-059-014 for seminar on 04/29/2020).

Massachusetts School Personnel: This course may be applicable for 5.0 Professional Development Points toward your Professional Development Plan per the Massachusetts Department of Education recertification guidelines; check with your licensing authority for more information.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 5.0 contact hours or .5 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 5.0 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


School Social Workers
PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 5.0 General continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 305 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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