Wired Differently Conference featured presenter Julia Cook writes stories that give students a ”mirror image” of their own issues and behaviors — and provide opportunities for building personal problem-solving skills.
Former school counselor Julia Cook is the author of more than 40 children’s books including:
- Wilma Jean, Worry Machine
- It’s Hard to Be a Verb
- My Mouth is a Volcano
- Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
Her books address such topics as depression, anxiety, respecting personal space — and even the power that horses can have in helping youth to overcome difficult struggles. Julia will present a featured session entitled Books That Make a Positive Difference – Bibliotherapy in Action during the main conference.
The Wired Differently Conference will focus on providing critical insights and best practices for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral conditions – including Asperger’s Syndrome, bipolar disorder, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder and more. In addition to Julia Cook, other featured presenters include:
Author, therapist, internationally recognized expert on brain research and violence
Author, motivational speaker, school administrator and mother of Olympian Michael Phelps
Author and expert on integrating Applied Behavior Analysis in inclusive classrooms
International speaker and consultant on students with emotional/behavioral challenges
Author, professional counselor and specialist in PTSD & trauma in youth.
This conference is intended for regular classroom teachers, special ed teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators in grades PK-12. Particular focus will be given to working with students in inclusive classroom settings.
Tools and strategies will be featured for working with individuals and small groups – as well as in the classroom. Some of the most common types of disorders to be addressed include, but are not limited to:
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Anger Disorders
COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO THE 4TH ANNUAL
INNOVATIVE COUNSELING CONFERENCE
Attendees at the Wired Differently Conference also receive complimentary access to the National Conference on Innovative Counseling Skills and Strategies, which will be co-located at the LVH Hotel. Featured presenters include:
(Bestselling author of award-winning self-help books for children, motivational speaker and inspirational humorist)
(Author, radio host and expert on life coaching)
|Dr. Robert “Bob” Bowman
(Author of The Magic Counselor, 201 Amazing Mind Bogglers, Test Buster Pep Rally and numerous programs for working with youth)