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Emotions & Behavior — 10 Classroom Activities to Enhance Executive Function and Improve Task Completion

Objectives

  1. Describe the cognitive science behind learning and memory in a practical, activity-based manner.
  2. Explain how to become a “Cognitive Detective” to better see what executive functions might be road blocks to a specific student’s achievement.
  3. Model how to have “Cognitive Conversations” with students to help them move from feel distressed about their learning to feeling like empowered thinkers.
  4. Show how to fill your tool-box with 10 activities that will immediately transform your students’ learning.

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Objectives

  1. Describe the cognitive science behind learning and memory in a practical, activity-based manner.
  2. Explain how to become a “Cognitive Detective” to better see what executive functions might be road blocks to a specific student’s achievement.
  3. Model how to have “Cognitive Conversations” with students to help them move from feel distressed about their learning to feeling like empowered thinkers.
  4. Show how to fill your tool-box with 10 activities that will immediately transform your students’ learning.

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Copyright : 08/25/2016

Emotions & Behavior — 10 Activities to Enhance Social-Emotional Literacy in the Classroom: Transform Student Behavior from Chaos to Calm

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  1. Establish a new social-emotional literacy tool for classrooms called Bloom Your Room, created as a 50-piece art collection with research-based strategies, tools and activities build into it. Kids will enjoy the art, talking about the characters and learning social skills, kindness and empathy without any resistance.
  2. Show how to fill your tool-box with words and activities to help your students on a healthy path to good behavior and top-notch learning.
  3. Describe exactly what to say to encourage students to be prosocial, kind and caring with one another, allowing you more time to do what you love, teach.

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  1. Establish a new social-emotional literacy tool for classrooms called Bloom Your Room, created as a 50-piece art collection with research-based strategies, tools and activities build into it. Kids will enjoy the art, talking about the characters and learning social skills, kindness and empathy without any resistance.
  2. Show how to fill your tool-box with words and activities to help your students on a healthy path to good behavior and top-notch learning.
  3. Describe exactly what to say to encourage students to be prosocial, kind and caring with one another, allowing you more time to do what you love, teach.

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Copyright : 08/23/2016

Emotions & Behavior — Yoga and Mindfulness: Brain Body Tools for Children and Adolescents

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  1. Practice 2 deep breathing techniques for calming and regulation
  2. Assess simple hatha yoga poses for attention and relaxation
  3. Demonstrate mindfulness principles through activities and stories
  4. Explore meditation and guided imagery through short activities

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  1. Mindfulness Made Easy
    1. Use stories to demonstrate mindfulness in our daily lives
    2. Tenets of mindfulness
    3. Being a witness of the mind
  2. Breathing Techniques
    1. Three-part breath
    2. Equal breath
    3. Hand placements
  3. Hatha Yoga Poses for the Classroom for Attention and Regulation
    1. Seated poses
    2. Standing poses
    3. Savasana “ Do nothing Doll Pose”
  4. Guided Imagery and Meditation
    1. Elements to create relaxation with imagery
    2. The Raft
    3. Grounding Column
Copyright : 04/28/2014

Emotions & Behavior — ACEs: What You Need to Know TODAY About the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

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Copyright : 07/07/2016

Autism & ADHD — Yoga & Mindfulness Based Practices to Support Children & Adolescents with ADHD

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  1. Articulate how the body and nervous system effect ADHD symptomology in children.
  2. Consider clinical implications of utilizing yoga and mindfulness practices to reduce ADHD symptoms in clients.

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Copyright : 01/12/2016

Autism & ADHD — The Emotional Intelligence of Asperger’s Syndrome: Interventions to Achieve Social and Personal Success

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  1. Emotional Quotient (EQ) of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS)
    1. How AS Impacts EQ
    2. AS coping strategies
    3. AS factors limit the ability to recognize emotional states
  2. Personal Competences of EQ: Self-awareness, Self-Regulation, Self-Motivation
    1. Develop emotional awareness, self-assessment and self-confidence
    2. Improve self-control, conscientiousness and adaptability
    3. Increase focus, achievement, commitment, initiative and optimism
  3. Social Competence of EQ: Social Awareness and Social Skills
    1. Strengthen empathy, service orientation and leverage
  4. Develop communication, conflict management, bonds, collaboration and cooperation

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify key areas of emotional difficulty for individuals presenting with AS
  2. Summarize how the concepts of EQ can negatively impact AS intervention
  3. Develop appropriate goals for deficiencies in both personal and social EQ competencies
  4. Discuss how EQ directly impacts your client’s perception of himself
  5. State how EQ impacts your client’s perception of those around him

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  1. Identify key areas of emotional difficulty for individuals presenting with AS
  2. Summarize how the concepts of EQ can negatively impact AS intervention
  3. Develop appropriate goals for deficiencies in both personal and social EQ competencies
  4. Discuss how EQ directly impacts your client’s perception of himself
  5. State how EQ impacts your client’s perception of those around him

Outline

  1. Emotional Quotient (EQ) of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS)
    1. How AS Impacts EQ
    2. AS coping strategies
    3. AS factors limit the ability to recognize emotional states
  2. Personal Competences of EQ: Self-awareness, Self-Regulation, Self-Motivation
    1. Develop emotional awareness, self-assessment and self-confidence
    2. Improve self-control, conscientiousness and adaptability
    3. Increase focus, achievement, commitment, initiative and optimism
  3. Social Competence of EQ: Social Awareness and Social Skills
    1. Strengthen empathy, service orientation and leverage
  4. Develop communication, conflict management, bonds, collaboration and cooperation

Copyright : 10/18/2016

Sensory Modulation, Part 1 — How to Work with Children: A Sensory Approach

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Copyright : 02/15/2016

Sensory Modulation, Part 2 — Environmental Enrichment: A Sensory-Based Protocol to Reduce the Severity of Autism

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Introduction to the Environmental Enrichment (EE) Protocol

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Enrichment Protocol

Activities to Enrich the Senses in Autism

Modifications to the Enrichment Protocol

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Introduction to the Environmental Enrichment (EE) Protocol

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Enrichment Protocol

Activities to Enrich the Senses in Autism

Modifications to the Enrichment Protocol

Copyright : 02/15/2016

Sensory Modulation, Part 3 — Story-Based 4- and 7-Minute Workouts for the Classroom and Home

Objectives

  1. List eight HIIT exercises each for home-use and school use.
  2. Perform three 4-minute FUNterval workouts for the classroom.
  3. Describe HIIT and cite recent research showing its effectiveness.
  4. Uncover how to create 7-minute routines for home.

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

4- Minute Story-based Exercise Routines (FUNtervals)

7- Minute Story-based Exercise Routine

Create your own story-based exercise routines 

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Objectives

  1. List eight HIIT exercises each for home-use and school use.
  2. Perform three 4-minute FUNterval workouts for the classroom.
  3. Describe HIIT and cite recent research showing its effectiveness.
  4. Uncover how to create 7-minute routines for home.

Outline

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

4- Minute Story-based Exercise Routines (FUNtervals)

7- Minute Story-based Exercise Routine

Create your own story-based exercise routines 

Copyright : 02/22/2016

Sensory Modulation, Part 4 — Sensory Enrichment: Using Everyday Activities to Calm Sensitivities and Sensory Craving

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  1. Distinguish three general desensitization techniques.
  2. Develop a repertoire of sensory-based activities.
  3. Compare the evidence for sensory therapy Vs. Ayers™ Sensory Integration.

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Sensory immersion & desensitization

Desensitization demonstrations

Turn small activities into projects and hobbies
Immersion activity demonstrations

Copyright : 02/22/2016

Anxiety — Body Dysmorphia: The Hidden Disorder

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  1. Identify clues to pursue a diagnosis of BDD with a client.
  2. Describe the importance and role of pharmacotherapy in treating BDD.
  3. Implement at least 4 different CBT and ACT skills in treating a client with BDD

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  1. Identify clues to pursue a diagnosis of BDD with a client.
  2. Describe the importance and role of pharmacotherapy in treating BDD.
  3. Implement at least 4 different CBT and ACT skills in treating a client with BDD

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Copyright : 10/20/2016

Anxiety — Social Anxiety: Step by Step Techniques to Overcome Fear, Shyness & Social Phobia

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OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain the anxious brain so that your clients can understand why they avoid social situations.
  2. Develop and demonstrate appropriate exposures for social anxiety.
  3. Show the family to help their child accept their anxious thoughts and feelings and encourage brave behavior. 

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  1. Explain the anxious brain so that your clients can understand why they avoid social situations.
  2. Develop and demonstrate appropriate exposures for social anxiety.
  3. Show the family to help their child accept their anxious thoughts and feelings and encourage brave behavior. 

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Copyright : 10/20/2016

Anxiety — Emerging Adults: Clinical Strategies to Gain Independence, Defeat Anxiety and Succeed in the Real World

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  1. Explain the anxious brain and the interruption to normal development of life skills present in Emerging Adults with anxiety and depression.
  2. Develop an appropriate hierarchy for exposure and response prevention.
  3. Implement goals for life - skills. 

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  1. Explain the anxious brain and the interruption to normal development of life skills present in Emerging Adults with anxiety and depression.
  2. Develop an appropriate hierarchy for exposure and response prevention.
  3. Implement goals for life - skills.

Copyright : 10/20/2016