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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. John Pagano, OTR/L has worked extensively in diverse settings as a teacher and pediatric therapist with students who have severe developmental, behavioral and sensory modulation challenges. He is certified as an instructor of Positive Behavior Support and Movement Based Learning®, and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association School Mental Health Working Group. Dr. Pagano currently works full time as an occupational therapist and crisis team member in a school setting. As a licensed occupational therapist with advanced degrees in early childhood, special education and family therapy, John brings extensive knowledge and understanding of behavioral and develop-mental strategies for working successfully with students of all ages who have behavioral, mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder challenges.

He is the author of Decrease Disruptions and Improve Learning for Students with Complex Behavioral Challenges, the extensive digital resource handbook you will receive at the seminar. As a teacher, therapist and national presenter who developed the FAB Strategies® to improve Self-Control form, John is recognized most for his sense of humor, deep concern for students with complex behavioral challenges, and engaging activity-based teaching style.

You will leave John's institute with a wealth of practical ideas you can adopt or adapt into your training including strategies, activities and tips for helping decrease disruptions and improve learning for students with complex behavioral challenges.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Wonderful, practical, proven strategies! John obviously knows and loves children!"
– Janna Clarkson

"I learned so many useful ideas that I will be able to put into practice! John was very informative and made this a great in-stitute!"
– Melissa Harper

"Excellent material, extremely well presented! I highly recommend this institute."
– Maxine Crowder-Wilson

"What wonderful insights – research?based and delivered in an animated, relevant and practical way!"
– Thea Wilson

"Great information for dealing with children with behavior problems! Thanks."
– Kay Morgan

"I received a lot of practical ideas that can be used in classrooms with children of any ability range."
– Rebekah Link

"The information John presented is extremely valuable and the skills I learned will benefit all our children."
– Stephanie Pearson

"Excellent! This institute was very informative and provided information that can be used on a daily basis."
– Kristi McCormick

"John offered wonderful tools. Excellent information and a highly skilled presenter!"
– Laura Lambert