This recording will help you to better intervene with the challenging student—the one who won’t sit still; doesn’t follow directions; often throws tantrums; or has difficulty waiting for their turn. They may “hit first and ask questions later”. They react impulsively and have difficulty expressing what they need or what is frustrating them. This child is intelligent, caring and kind, but their challenging behavior is overwhelming, confusing and frustrating. They struggle to meet basic expectations and are unable to succeed in school, with peers and at home.
Watch child clinical psychologist Dr. Ehlert and learn to effectively intervene with the emotional and behavioral dysregulation of children with High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and sensory processing disorders. Through hands-on activities, exercises and techniques, you will learn classroom interventions to:
Address the sensory, language and executive functioning processing deficits that trigger them
Improve problem-solving skills and self-regulation skills
Increase their self-control, social success, emotional control and task completion
Teach flexibility, tolerance, thinking it through and decision-making
Reduce the frequency and duration of their tantrums and emotional outbursts
Walk away with proven emotional, behavioral and processing strategies that lead to social and academic success!
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.
Manual - Outbursts, Oppositional Defiance and Frustration in the Classroom
Laura Ehlert, Psy.D., is a child clinical psychologist who has worked with children and adolescents with severe emotional/behavioral issues for over 30 years. She maintains a private practice in Burnsville, Minnesota where she specializes in working with clients who struggle with information, executive functioning and sensory processing deficits, and their associated emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. Dr. Ehlert has worked with thousands of youth in a variety of settings including hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospital programs, school day treatment and outpatient mental health settings. She holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology where her training focuses on developmental issues of childhood, and child psychopathology issues.
Professionals who have worked with Dr. Ehlert in the past have often commented that the perspectives and interventions she offers succeeded where others have failed. All behavior has function and is goal driven. Therefore, our understanding from the child’s perspective and being able to collaborate with the child to better know what information they do or don’t have in any difficult situation, is vital. If you want to resolve the problem that is creating the difficult behavior, you must first understand what is behind that behavior.
Financial: Laura Ehlert maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Laura Ehlert has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Communicate how sensory, language, and executive skills impairments create fight/flight/freeze and defensive responses that lead to children’s dysregulation and related behavioral issues in the classroom.
Determine the appropriate intervention strategies to improve student skills including self-control, social success, emotional regulation and task completion.
Employ behavior modification techniques and problem-solving strategies to diffuse student’s escalated and oppositional behavior.
Implement environmental strategies to accommodate children’s processing deficits and emotional regulation needs.
Utilize problem-solving strategies to develop appropriate behavioral expectations and coping mechanisms for improved self-regulation skills in students.
Apply cognitive restructuring strategies to reduce frequency, severity and duration of children’s behavioral and emotional outbursts.
Perspective-Taking and Meaning to Improve Student Behavior
The intersection of sensory, cognitive, affect and motor systems
The “Set-up”: Student’s expectation + delayed development = failure
Develop appropriate expectations: Pitfalls and strengths of developmental models
Strategies for triggering triggers: Reinforcing desired behavior
De-escalation strategies and precursors to problem-solving
Interdependence between sensory processing and perception
Strategies to reduce sensory triggers
Desensitize strategies to reset the “panic switch”
Manage the environment to reduce sensory overload
Experience your own dysregulation to sensory challenges
Incorporate language processing into our understanding of behavior
Your emotional response to their language challenges
Recognize, validate and problem-solve common language deficit triggers
Social Pragmatics insight into poor social behavior
Suggestions for accommodations and modifications for the classroom
Executive Functioning Deficits
Effective supports to overcoming EF roadblocks
Problem-solving strategies to improve organization, working memory and meta-cognitive deficits
Fidget-friendly environments for restless, inattentive students
Environments that encourage social-emotional regulation
Experience how we might set kids up to fail without realizing it
Empower students to make positive choices and take responsibility for their behavior
Create realistic expectations through better understanding of the child’s process
Successful “resetting” through behavior modification and skills coaching
Environmental structures and nurturing words that regulate
Reduce tantrums and emotional dysregulation through cognitive restructuring
Teach and encourage flexibility, tolerance and decision-making skills
End power struggles and the blame game
Improve child’s acceptance and personal responsibility for behavior
Create realistic expectations
Self-talk scripts to help students regulate and problem-solve
Increase task completion, social success and emotional control
Music and rhythm
Cerebellum Stimulation Training Brain Gym®
Yoga & mindfulness
Limitations of research and potential risks
Diet/food sensitivities and needs
Movement and exercise to regulate the brain
Marriage and Family Therapists
School Guidance Counselors
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.