Best Practices for Bettering Support

The NEARI School offers trainings to professionals, regular and after-school public-school staff, residential and other day-school staff, and parents. All training/consulting content NEARI offers:

  • Builds on prior knowledge and skills
  • Challenges participants to think differently and deepen their current practices
  • Promotes new skills and content knowledge
  • Emphasizes experiential exercises

Example Training Topics

Working with Clients/Students
  • Brain-based Behavior Management Strategies
  • From Soup To Nuts: Setting Up a Brain-based Classroom, Counseling or Residential Setting
  • The Four R’s: Routines, Rules, Rituals and Rewards
  • Using Descriptive Language Effectively (The Cornerstone of Good
    Behavior Management)
  • Using Natural and Logical Consequences As The Basis For Developing an Effective Incentive System
  • Taking On Power Struggles By Staying Out of Them AND Setting Effective Limits – The Art of Saying “No” and Meaning It
  • What to Say and How to Say It: Using Language, Gesture, and Personal Limits To Affect Change
  • Adapting Your Interventions and Teaching Strategies to Individual Learning and Stress Management Styles
  • Tackling ADHD: Remediations That Integrate Understanding and Accountability
  • Becoming a Brain Detective: Identifying and Addressing Neuro-developmental Gaps That Impact on Behavior and Learning
  • Assessing and Remediating Vision-Eye Teaming Skills To Jumpstart Reading
  • Strategies For Global Kinesthetic Learners/Clients: Promoting Movement and Immersion to Increase Performance
  • Building a Sensory Tool Box of Self-regulation Techniques for Home or School
  • Understanding Executive Functioning Issues and Prioritizing What To Do When
  • Responding to Common Thinking Errors: What To Say and Do
  • Using the Brain Smoothies Tool Kit To Help Students/Clients Self-Regulate
  • Helping Students Build Assertiveness and Self Advocacy Action Plans
  • Building Trauma-sensitive Environments for Learning
For Leaders, Counselors, Direct Care Staff, Teachers, and Other Professionals
  • Identifying and Using Your Intervention. Learning and Teaching Styles to Work More Effectively With Staff/Clients
  • Assessing Your Lateral Dominance Profile to Improve Communication and Cope With Stress on the Job
  • Identifying Work and/or Personal Demotivators and Generating Positive Alternatives
  • Building Programs Based on Principles of Staff-Centered Management
  • Identifying and Using Client Strengths to Guide Interventions and Create Lesson or Treatment Plans
  • Expanding Your Repertoire: Using Brain-based Principles in Your Work
  • Note: All training/consulting content:
    • builds on prior knowledge and skills
    • challenges participants to think differently and deepen their current practices
    • promotes new skills and content knowledge
    • emphasizes experiential exercises