Current Trainings/Presentations include*:
One or two day trainings to assist school districts, alternative and therapeutic schools implement the NDSD Classroom approach:
Presentations designed to provide information regarding neurodevelopmental skills, adverse childhood experiences and implications for intervention. These presentations range from 1 hour introductory sessions, to half-day trainings with “take-home” applications of the principles that are presented:
Presentations designed to assist staff in extending their understanding of functional behavior assessment and behavior support planning to include principles of the Neurodevelopmental Skills and Demands Model:
Presentations designed to address program or systems-level issues and considerations:
*Note that I use the term “Neurodevelopmental” in labeling this model. The model is designed to subsume principles associated with Trauma-Informed Care/Trauma-Sensitive Schools. Importantly, in my clinical experience, there are multiple pathways resulting in student regulation deficits that do not always involve childhood adversity. Therefore, it is important to utilize a model that is inclusive of those other pathways.