Tools to Calm Intense Behavior

Tools to Calm Intense Behavior

Samantha Moe, M.A., SLP
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When: Friday, August 2, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Richardson Civic Center –
Richardson Room, 411 W. Arapaho Road,
Richardson, TX 75080

Continuing Education: This program has been approved for 6 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. Continuing education is also available for Early Intervention Specialists with supervisor approval.

Tools to Calm Intense Behavior is a TOTA Approved Course from August 2, 2019 to August 2, 2020 — Course #426-03. The Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners has approved this course for 6 hours of continuing education.
Early Bird Registration: (by July 12, 2019):
1. Individual: $199
2. Group of 2-4: $185/person
3. Group of 5 or more: $175/person

After July 12, 2019:
1. Individual: $225
2. Group of 2-4: $215/person
3. Group of 5 or more: $199/person

About the Speaker: Samantha Moe, M.A., is a Certified Parent Coach and professional speaker. She started her career as a Speech Language Pathologist with a passion to unlock the gifts of children with autism. She provides practical tools to help parents and adults who work with youth be more effective in calming challenging behavior. These tools have proven to be especially helpful with youth that are on the autism spectrum, have been diagnosed with ADHD, and/or that may struggle with sensory processing challenges. Samantha provides coaching to parents of all types of children to dramatically reduce defiance and disrespect and re-establish confidence and authority. Samantha guides youth workers through the steps to transform situations that feel frustrating and ineffective, into everyday experiences that feel meaningful and re-inspired. Samantha’s vision is to bring peace and enjoyment to families around the world and for kids to experience the childhood they deserve. More info at:

Course Overview: Do you dread the “hard” child on your caseload that saps your energy? What if you had a step-by-step plan to improve self-control so children were calmer and participated more readily in therapy activities? Discover positive behavior strategies, rooted in neuroscience, that help children listen and better manage big emotions. Learn language to use with parents so they can get on the same page and successfully implement home programs without fighting or resistance.

This interactive presentation is for therapists who recognize that “intense” children require an uncommon approach, and want to know exactly what this is. Based on The Mad2Glad BlueprintTM, these practical step-by-step strategies will free up your time and energy to focus on goals not behaviors. Restore your confidence and motivation to continue doing your valuable work!

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe how the brain contributes to challenging behavior, particularly anger, defiance and power struggles.
2. Participants will be able to describe how mirror neurons work and apply strategies to positively influence mood and behavior.
3. Participants will identify at least 5 strategies for managing challenging behaviors and create a plan to implement immediately.
4. Participants will be able to apply emotional connection strategies to develop children’s self-esteem and drive self-control.
5. Participants will be able to use parent-friendly phrases that improve communication and motivate positive interactions at home.