Positive Behavioral Supports with Students Who Are Wired Differently

Learning Objectives

• Discover the importance of adult attitudes & behaviors when using positive behavior supports
• Learn what is meant by student mental wellness and what it means to be “Wired Differently”
• Discover tools to help social skills to students who are “Wired Differently” within the paradigm of positive behavior support


Disorganization, irritability, intense moods, emotional escalation, anxiety, perfectionism: these are some of the Top 10 Challenges faces by students who are “Wired Differently” – and by their teachers. Supporting the increasing number of students (now estimated at 1 in 5) with emotional and behavioral challenges requires an array of practices beyond traditional discipline practices.

During this program, author and nationally known behavioral consultant Mike Paget provides an overview of some of the emotional and behavioral challenges confronting these neuro-diverse students. Increasingly, teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators are realizing that success of these students demands an emphasis on prevention, positive skill-building and other practical supports – and that these supports actually improve the behavior of all students. Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is one of the more prominent practices, but whether or not your school has implemented PBIS, this program will give helpful insights into the unique characteristics of these students and provide lots of practical supports that will help all students – but particularly those who are “Wired Differently.”

About the Presenter

Mike Paget, M.Ed. works as a consultant to schools throughout North America to help them better teach challenging students. He is an innovator of effective approaches for working with students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. He has conducted keynote presentations and seminars across the U.S. and Canada on creative techniques for crisis intervention and managing classroom behavior. Mike spent 20 years working extensively with ODD, CD and other special needs

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