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A Nurturing Alternative to Calm-Down and Time-Out Rooms

Rose’s parents and teachers were concerned about how to help her find success in kindergarten. Sometimes she went with the flow but at other times Rose fussed so much that she disrupted the whole class. Then her teachers devised a plan that everyone thought would help. They designated a small, separate section of the classroom […]

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What Causes Oppositional Defiance and Challenging Behaviors?

We can shift our mindset from viewing ODD as manipulative behavior to seeing it as an indicator that the child’s physiological state has shifted to distress, leading to fight or flight behaviors.

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Oppositional Defiance or Faulty Neuroception? Part 2

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) should be viewed as a child's response to stressors. Porges' concept of neuroception is key in supporting children and creating treatment plans to help them find their way back to emotional regulation.

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Oppositional Defiance or Faulty Neuroception?

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) should be viewed as a child’s response to stress. Viewing challenging behaviors on a continuum of stress and stress recovery reveals a whole new way to think about this stigmatizing disorder, as well as a new way to support children, informed by current neuroscience.

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The Top Priority When your Child is Diagnosed with Developmental Differences

We want to shift away from viewing developmental differences as something that needs to be quickly “fixed”. Rather, we need to soften the stance to view differences with patience and compassion; with reflection regarding what behaviors or capacities should be targeted for change, and why

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Self-Reg: Busting the Myth of Self-Control

A new book, Self-Reg, explodes the myth that if only children tried harder or had enough willpower, they could control all of their challenging behaviors. The reality is much more complicated than that.

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Relationships in Special Education: We Must Do Better

Far too often, children with special educational needs experience disruptions in relationships, including frequent changes in aides, teachers and school placements, causing stress.

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A Mother’s Day Gift for Ourselves

A recent parenting study shed light on something so simple yet so profound that it may be one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your child.

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The Critical Ingredient that Should Be Part of Every IEP

My wish for families during this IEP season is that emotional regulation, supported by engaged relationships, finds its way into every discussion about a child. A child’s ability to feel safe and engaged provides a solid foundation for all areas of learning and socialization.

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Most people (even professionals) believe behavior happens for 1 of 2 reasons... But what if I told you that is completely backwards? That it is more complex and yet simpler than that at the same time? If you've ever struggled to understand and solve challenging behaviors... this is a MUST! Join me LIVE to chat with Mona Delahooke, Ph.D. author of Beyond Behaviors to chat about this hot topic and so much more!!!!
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Behavioral Challenges in Students with Trauma Histories
This clip describes the paradigm shift in understanding behavioral challenges in children who have experienced trauma. #Beyondbehaviors #ACES #Traumaresponsi...
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Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.2 weeks ago
Every Week. I observe the rewards/compliance paradigm fail to help children in school settings. Why do we remain so attached to using them? #Education #Paradigmshift #BeyondBehaviors #Brainscience #Compassion #Traumaresponsive #Resilience #Inclusion
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Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.2 weeks ago
Thank you Dr. Blecksmith, what a great interview, and I'm honored to be joining you all in May. I loved the screen shot while you spoke! :) Northeast Missouri Health Council
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Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.2 weeks ago
Thank you Bonnie Laverty for sharing this😊

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