BRIGHT & QUIRKY CHILD SUMMIT 2021
BRIGHT & QUIRKY CHILD SUMMIT
TAME THE OVERWHELM
Quick Tips for Teachers: What to Do When Your Bright & Quirky Students Have Challenging Behaviors
Teaching is one of the most important jobs on the planet, but it doesn't come with an instruction manual for how to respond to the sometimes challenging behaviors of bright and quirky students. Thanks to the work of Dr. Stephen Porges and Dr. Mona Delahooke, teachers now have an effective new way of intervening with a child's struggling behavior that seeks to understand what's underneath the behavior and what the child's nervous system needs to get back into the "green zone" of learning and receptivity. This lively talk with two giants in the fields of child psychology and neurobiology offers practical strategies for how teachers can connect with students in profound ways that communicate safety and belonging in the classroom, with the end result of reducing behavioral challenges. Parents are encouraged to share this brief video with their child's teacher!
Dads: What to Do with Your Child's Meltdowns, Refusal or Other Challenging Behaviors
Calling all dads, this talk is for you! Have you ever been stymied about the best way to support your bright and quirky kid in tough moments? Many dads say they often don't know whether to push, ignore, or just give in to avoid conflict. We're delighted to have Dr. Stephen Porges and Dr. Mona Delahooke, two pioneers in understanding how a child's neurology and biology affect behaviors, give dads a new and much more effective game plan for dealing with challenging behaviors. All parents and caregivers will benefit from this talk although it is especially geared towards dads.
Mona Delahooke, PhD
Child Psychologist and Author
Mona Delahooke, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She is the author of Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges, and Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention: A Skills Guide for Working with Children. Her popular blog covers a range of topics useful for caregivers and childhood providers. You can access her new course Beyond Behaviors: Effective Neuroscience-based Tools to Transform Childhood Behaviors here.
Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Distinguished University Scientist, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina
Stephen W. Porges, PhD is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 300 peer‐reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines that have been cited in more than 35,000 peer-reviewed papers. He holds several patents involved in monitoring and regulating autonomic state. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences. He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe, (Norton, 2017) and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018). He is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™ , which currently is used by more than 1500 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.
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