Mona Delahooke PhD IBPA Winner Psychology

It’s high time we update our approaches to helping children with behavioral challenges and developmental differences.

Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.

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Beyond-Behaviors by Mona Delahooke, PhD

Beyond Behaviors

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Beyond Behaviors Flip Chart

A Psychoeducational Tool to Help Therapists, Teachers & Parents Understand and Support Children with Behavioral Challenges

With this psychoeducational, in-session tool, you will learn the fundamental concepts behind the Beyond Behaviors approach, including:

  • The developmental iceberg as a way to understand individual differences
  • The three main autonomic nervous system states that inform a child’s behaviors
  • How the process of neuroception reframes disruptive behaviors as protective and adaptive
  • The six processes of social-emotional development
  • How to reframe behaviors and provide appropriate accommodations for each child

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Mona's Blog

Halloween: An Opportunity for Creativity and Connection

With Halloween around the corner, kids’ thoughts begin turning to candy and Jack-o’-lanterns. The autumn holiday offers something else, too: an opportunity to nurture your child’s creativity and, in the process, check in with them emotionally. Anytime children let us in on the workings of their imaginations, they’re providing us with valuable glimpses into their […]

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Finding our Way Back: How Trauma-Responsive Practices Can help us Face this Moment

There were moments during the pandemic when it seemed this time might never arrive. But day by day, week by week, children are returning to classrooms. Even as we face the future, it’s important to reflect on how we have all endured a prolonged period of stress. Over many months, we have experienced cues of life […]

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Supporting Behaviorally Challenged and Neurodivergent Students in Education and Special Education

“Davon”, a quiet and loving eight-year-old boy diagnosed on the autism spectrum, was placed in a special education class with ten other classmates. Unable to use spoken language, he employed a picture-exchange system to communicate. His teacher worked hard to determine what he needed or wanted, yet often Davon would wail loudly and move about […]

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