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Improving the Behavior of Attention-Seeking, Manipulative and Challenging Students During Therapy

Presented by Adina Soclof, MS, CCC, SLP
Outstanding Therapist and Presenter

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Specifically Designed for School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Therapy Assistants

  • Practical strategies for working more successfully with disruptive and challenging student behaviors in your therapy setting … Proven ideas for in-person and online therapy environments
  • Effective ways to motivate and engage students with attention-seeking behaviors that disrupt their own and others therapy progress
  • Specific intervention strategies for students who try to manipulate adults and other students
  • New, innovative communication methods to create a warm and inviting therapy environment that engenders greater cooperation and more responsible, respectful behavior
ASHA CEUs Available

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Students with difficult temperaments and those with developmental delays often learn to express their dissatisfaction with challenging and defiant behavior, acting helpless and using conversations or language. In this outstanding NEW seminar, nationally recognized therapist and presenter, Adina Soclof will share practical strategies to more effectively manage challenging, uncooperative, and defiant student behavior in school-based therapy settings.

Drawing on the insights from the last neuroscience research, Adina will share proven ways to better understand the real reasons behind student misbehavior and effective ways to teach students the communication and self-management skills they need to be more successful. You'll learn how to quickly end and diffuse inappropriate behavior before it escalates and techniques to maintain and foster calming interactions to help students with challenging and attention seeking behavior be more successful in your therapy environment and achieve greater academic success in their classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Incorporate Proven Techniques to Immediately Handle Disrespectful and Defiant Behaviors During In-Person and Online Therapy
    Discover highly effective strategies that will quickly end or diffuse inappropriate behavior during therapy before it escalates
  2. Improve Your Ability to Remain Calm in Addressing Challenging Behaviors
    Disruptive and challenging behaviors can quickly stir up anger in adults … Learn how your own reaction can contribute to the cycle of negative behavior and incorporate positive ways to respond
  3. Work More Successfully with Manipulative and Attention-Seeking Students in Your In-Person and Online Therapy Setting
    Discover highly effective strategies for decreasing defiant and attention-seeking behaviors in your therapy setting
  4. Learn What Every Therapist Needs to Know About the Real Reasons Behind Misbehavior
    Learn valuable insights from latest neuroscience research about real reasons students act the way they do and how to identify their triggers
  5. Address Executive Function Deficits that Contribute to Defiant and Uncooperative Behavior
    Executive Function Disorder contributes highly to defiant and uncooperative behavior … Understand Executive Function's impact on behavior and ways you can improve your student's attitudes and behaviors
  6. Utilize Innovative Management Techniques to Help Students be More successful in Therapy
    Utilize innovative behavior management techniques to identify barriers that are preventing your students from meeting expectations in your therapy sessions
  7. Foster Greater Acceptance and Promote Student Competence
    Most students do better when their feelings are accepted, making them feel competent and capable … Improve your ability to be an active listener
  8. Help Students Change Their Inappropriate Behaviors and Develop a More Positive Attitude.
    Learn game-changing ways to use praise that is descriptive and focuses on effort and persistence
  9. More Effectively Deal With Students Who Argue
    Learn ways to more effectively communicate with argumentative students in order to change their behavior…Specific techniques that will work with your most defiant students
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Resource handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with detailed descriptions of all the therapy strategies and resources presented in the seminar so you can immediately apply them whether you're working online or at school

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical, evidence-based strategies to increase your effectiveness and efficiency as a school-based therapist in addressing manipulative, attention seeking and challenging behavior during in-person and online therapy sessions
  • Effective calming tools that can be used with disruptive/defiant students
  • Proven strategies to address behaviors that prevent students from achieving success in therapy and in school
  • Practical strategies to reduce disruptive and often repeated, attention-getting behaviors including tattling, outright refusal to cooperate, following directions, acting helpless, argumentative outbursts, and verbal abuse
  • How to inspire teachers, administrators, students, and parents to integrate your suggestions into their daily routines
  • Highly effective alternatives to reinforcers, rewards and punishments
  • How to identify the lagging skills that are impacting a student's behavior and academic performance and what you can do in your role as a therapist
  • Effective activities that will improve self-regulation
  • How stress, anxiety and trauma influence behaviors and ways you can provide appropriate strategies, accommodations and modifications in a school-based therapy setting
  • How to merge your current therapy lessons with social/emotional goals
  • How to influence long-term changes in behavior
  • Proven strategies to shift from "reactive" to "proactive" approaches to addressing challenging behavior

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a school-based special services clinician, I know that there is nothing worse than having your carefully laid therapy plans be ruined by defiant and uncooperative behavior. An increasing number of students today are exhibiting more difficult and challenging behaviors which impacts the time and focus on our therapy interventions.

The good news is that thanks to the most current neuroscience research, we can we dig deeper to get to the root of the problem that is causing challenging and disruptive behavior. We can teach students the skills they need to better manage their difficult behavior so they can experience greater success in therapy, in their classroom and at home.

I have designed this seminar to share with you the most effective techniques to help you better understand why your students act the way they do. Understanding a student's temperament and personality can also help you tailor make your therapy sessions and modify your reactions to your student's behavior. I will share with you ways to identify what triggers your students behavior so you can be better prepared, whether setting up your therapy room to better accommodate or changing the way you plan for therapy.

I am looking forward to sharing with you the skills that have become such a valuable and rewarding part of my therapy practice as a school- based clinician. Whether you are serving a school that has an in-person, online or a hybrid learning environment, I will share numerous ideas you'll be able to use right away.

Adina Soclof

P.S. We want every student to be able to succeed, even our most difficult ones. In this seminar I will share with you the most helpful skills to connect and develop a positive relationship with all of your students.

Who Should Attend

School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Therapy Assistants

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Digital Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies before, during and after the seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Practical proven strategies you can use immediately with your students with behavioral challenges in-person and online
  • Highly useful lists of ways to prevent defiant/challenging behavior from occurring
  • Reproducible forms with step-by-step instructions on how to manage defiance and disruptive behavior in the heat of the moment
  • Descriptions of key concepts to share with teachers, parents and administrators
  • New ideas and activities and resources to help children to self-regulate and maintain a sense of calm

Share Ideas with Other Therapists
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other therapists interested in more effectively responding to challenging behaviors in their school-based therapy program.

Consultation Available
Adina Soclof will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own program.

CEU Info
This course is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs per day (Intermediate level, Professional area).

ASHA-Required Disclosure Statement for Adina Soclof:
Consultant for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium compensation.
No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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