Educators and parents use terms such as disruptive, distracted, aggressive, off-task and unteachable. Although these kids may appear unteachable, as educators we need to prevent further disintegration of their school-based experience.
Students that are displaying some or all of these behaviors are communicating unhappiness, anxiety, possibly depression via maladaptive behaviors. We will delve into how to look at these students with a new lens.
Join us and learn to use a variety of strategies that may help these children begin a more successful job fulfilling their role being a student.
Tere Bowen-Irish has been practicing occupational therapy for over 40 years in pediatrics and psychiatry. Tere focuses on providing assessment, treatment and collaborative services in public and private school systems. Through her business, All the Possibilities Inc., she offers workshops for therapists, parents and educators with a focus on service delivery, classroom management, mindfulness, wellness and prevention for all school age children. Tere is also the creator of The Drive Thru Menu Suite of Exercises, (published by Therapro) which is an initiative to bring movement into today’s classrooms. She is a certified YogaKids Inc. teacher and incorporates creative movement and yoga into her practice. She is a Certified Mindful Schools Instructor. She is the author of Yoga and Me, Come be a Tree and co-authored My Mindful Music with Mary Ann Harman.
Visit her website, www.allthepossibilitiesinc.com or email her at tereirish-at-gmail.com