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
"I took the Beyond Behavior class last summer and was impressed with everything about it. Therapy Advance Courses made it easy to learn at my own pace while earning credits toward advancement on the salary guide. The required reading offered real-life strategies that were easily infused into my daily practice as a school psychologist. The structure and content of the coursework was excellent, and the assignments thought-provoking. I received helpful feedback from the founders on every assignment. Highly recommend!"
-Jill, School Psychologist
"This is an excellent course and I highly recommend it! The foundational information regarding the latest neuroscience should be mandatory material for all professionals working with students who have behavioral challenges. I found the strategies to be incredibly helpful and practical and I was able to use the information immediately at work each day. This course also offers the opportunity for self-reflection so that we can bring our best self when helping our students. Definitely a worthwhile course!"
"So refreshing to find a course for graduate credits that is geared towards related service providers instead of trying to make courses designed for teachers apply to my position as an OT. Course was organized, relevant and reasonably priced!"
- Jennifer, OT