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Understanding Anxiety: Supporting Anxious Children in the Classroom and Beyond

The Summit School will be hosting - Understanding Anxiety: Supporting Children in the Classroom and Beyond. With up to one in four children struggling with anxiety the topic is timely and relevant. Parents, educators, counselor, tutors, specialists – those in the home, classroom, clinic and/or community who want more information about understanding and supporting anxious children will benefit from this conference.  Attendees will learn about the neuroscience of anxiety, as well as, easy-to-implement tools and strategies for reducing anxiety and increasing self-regulation. Speakers include William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist and Jessica Minahan, a board-certified behavior analyst, special educator and author. This conference is open to the public and addresses anxiety in school aged children – elementary through high school. The Understanding Anxiety conference will be on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm at The Summit School, 664 East Central Avenue East, Edgewater, MD for more information or to register click here. LEARN MORE   DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE   Conference will cover: The impact of anxiety on behavior and learning Underdeveloped skills associated with anxiety Why some students seek negative attention 10 questions to ask prior to prescribing a strategy or an intervention Why breaks may not be helpful Dissecting transitions to reduce oppositional behavior Teaching students self-regulation Reducing negative thinking towards writing Shifting reinforcement systems to increase skill development Conference participants will be able to: List common antecedents for students with anxiety Enumerate strategies to promote initiation, persistence, and help-seeking skills, in students with work avoidance Identify why common teacher practices and interventions may not always work for students with anxiety-related behavior Describe classroom friendly self-monitoring strategies List strategies for reducing negative thinking toward writing

2018-04-09T20:56:09+00:00April 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Stress, Self-Propelled Motivation and the Adolescent Brain

For the past 20 years, Dr. Stixrud has been extensively involved in the training and supervision of psychologists and learning specialists. View Profile NEW EVENT! What: Stress, Self-Propelled Motivation and the Adolescent Brain When: April 16, 2015;  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Whitman High School Speaker: William Stixrud and Ned Johnson Notes: Open to the public

2017-12-02T14:58:50+00:00April 1st, 2015|Categories: Lectures|Tags: , |

Taking Control: Keeping Children on Track

For the past 20 years, Dr. Stixrud has been extensively involved in the training and supervision of psychologists and learning specialists. View Profile NEW EVENT! What: Taking Control: Keeping Children on Track When: March 24, 2015;  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Siena School Speakers: Clay Kaufman, Head of School and William R. Stixrud Notes: Open to the public

2017-12-03T01:54:41+00:00April 1st, 2015|Categories: Lectures|Tags: , |