A New Look at Behavior: Connecting, Calming, and Coaching

This graduate course is designed for occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, school psychologists, social workers and teachers and will guide professionals to examine the underlying causes for behaviors from developmental, social-emotional, cognitive and sensorial perspectives. This course will provide educators and related service providers with methodologies for identifying the developmentally appropriate approach and for effective intervention planning for problematic and challenging behaviors in the school setting. Educators will develop a means for fostering safe and trusting therapeutic relationships with their most challenging students as well as effective de-escalation strategies. Special considerations for working with children with Autism as well as those exposed to toxic stress and trauma will also be covered in this comprehensive course.

(Available for 3 credits)

Course Number: ED 501-5409

**Textbook sold separately and available here