Behavior Bootcamp: Tools to Calm Challenging Behavior & Get Parents on Board

Course Date:Friday, January 17, 2020
Audience:Pediatric PT, OT, SLP
Course Level:Introductory
Check in time: 8-8:30 am
Course time: 8:30-4:30 pm
Location: M Health Fairview Southdale
6401 France avenue S, Edina, MN 55435
International room
Contact Hours: 6.5
Course intended to be completed in full.  If you need to arrive late or leave early the CE department must be notified before course takes place for contact hours to be adjusted.

Course Fee:$185

Group Discounts:

If three people from the same organization register for a course, each person will receive a 10% discount. Four or more registered will receive a 15% discount. Please email or call ahead of time with the names of the people who will be registering as a group, [email protected] or 612-672-5607.

For Group discounts:  USE CODE rehab10 for 10% discount and rehab15 for 15% discount for group. 

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 professionals 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!
Course content disclosure: This presentation will focus exclusively on Mad2Glad Parent Coaching philosophy and will not include information about other similar or related philosophy. 

Samantha Moe, M.A. SLP, is a Certified Parent Coach and professional speaker/trainer. 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 professionals more effectively calm challenging behavior. These tools work with all children and have proven to be especially helpful with those who may have Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and/or trauma.  Samantha guides child professionals through the steps to transform situations that feel frustrating and ineffective, into everyday experiences that feel meaningful and re-inspired. 

Financial Disclosure: Samantha will receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
Non-financial disclosure: Samantha has a bias for Mad2Glad Parent Coaching philosophy, which focuses on teaching the 8 pillars for calming intense children.


Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify how the brain contributes to challenging behavior, particularly anger, defiance and power struggles.
  2. Identify how mirror neurons work and how to use them to positively influence mood and behavior.
  3. Identify at least 5 strategies for managing challenging behaviors and create a plan to implement immediately.
  4. Demonstrate use of emotional connection strategies to develop children’s self-esteem and drive self-control.
  5. Demonstrate use of Parent-friendly phrases that improve communication and motivate positive interactions at home. 


8:00-8:30 am      Check in time/Continental breakfast

8:30-9:45 am      Introduction and Case study

                           Brain Research, lecture and demo

9:45-10 am         BREAK

10:00-12:00 pm  Written activity

                           Calming fight or flight response: Scenarios, lecture, group

                           Hidden landmines and Shifting to Proactive Behavior techniques

                           Hands-on, mental imagery, lecture, modeling

12-1:00 pm         LUNCH

1:00-2:00 pm      Mindful spaces, lecture, group activity

2:00-2:30 pm      Communication exercise, small group

2:30-2:45 pm      BREAK

2:45-4:30 pm      Optimizing Daily Routines with sensory, physical and emotional supports

                           Lecture, demo, group activity

                           Reflective writing, group activity

This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs                                AOTA Classification Code: Domain of OT
(Professional area, Introductory level)