Behavioral Challenges in Children with Special Needs


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Behavioral Challenges in Children with Special Needs – A Relationship-based Developmental Perspective

Linda Cervenka, MA, CCC-SLP

8 sessions | 1.5 hours per session | weekly on Thursdays
Scheduled Dates: 2/2; 2/9; 2/16; 2/23; 3/2; 3/9; 3/16; 3/23
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm eastern time
Online via Zoom

Dysregulation challenges in school, home and clinics can take a variety of forms from self-injury (SIB), aggression towards self or others, property destruction, and verbal fight/flight. This course will focus on conceptualizing challenges utilizing the child’s Functional Emotional Developmental Levels (FEDLs) and Developmental Language thinking. Utilizing these two models, the potential reasons for the child’s stress response and possible preventative and proactive strategies to consider will be discussed. The importance of adapting the environment, recognizing early signs of challenge, and understanding the child’s individual differences will be highlighted. Additionally, a significant focus will be placed on areas rarely connected to dysregulation – What is the child understanding? What is the child communicating? Developing a consistent plan of response, involving all stake holders in the process and working collaboratively across school, clinic and home will be highlighted. Components of the Mandt System utilized at Soaring Eagle Academy will be embedded, including prevention, de- escalation, and everyone feeling safe. Participants will be encouraged and invited to provide case examples.

Although all providers in this directory have completed one or more of Profectum’s certificate training courses on the DIR-FCD model, the providers listed in this directory are independent contractors. Providers are not agents nor are they employees and nor are they under the control of Profectum Foundation. Providers are solely responsible for the quality of the services you receive.