Breaking Bad: Tackling Behavior Problems at the Core
Presenter: Martha S. Burns, Ph.D.
Length: 60 minutes (50 minutes lecture & 10 minutes Q & A)
We often see behaviors at school that are detrimental to both the students exhibiting the behavior and those around them. Many times, inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity and even aggression may be more than a student demonstrating that he or she is bored, acting out or seeking attention. These behavioral issues interfere with student learning because they are disruptive or consume a lot of class time, but have we truly considered what foundational issues are behind those actions? What if we could address the actual core problems causing those behaviors rather than just continually dealing with the symptoms? Join Dr. Martha Burns to find out what these ongoing student behaviors may be masking and what you can do to turn things around for the students who may need your efforts the most.
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About our speaker:
Dr. Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA
Dr. Martha S. Burns has been a practicing speech language pathologist in the Chicago area for over 40 years. She serves on the Faculty of Northwestern University, department of communication sciences and disorders, and has been a consultant to The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for 35 years. Dr. Burns is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has received honors from Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital Corporation, the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation and St. Xavier University.
Dr. Burns has authored 3 books and over 100 book chapters and articles. Doody’s Rating Service selected her book on the Right Hemisphere published through Aspen Press as one of the best health sciences books of 1997. In addition to that book, Dr. Burns is the author of a book on aphasia and the test Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition published by The Psychological Corporation.