Wired Differently Conference Keynoter Debbie Phelps (mother of Olympic Champion Michael Phelps) believes that, given individualized supports and behavior modifications, students can excel by harnessing their innate energies and abilities – regardless of diagnostic labels.
As a veteran principal and middle school teacher, Debbie finds value in collaborating with students to identify individually tailored pathways toward success.
Author of A Mother for All Seasons: A Memoir, Ms. Phelps will present a keynote session entitled Helping All Young People Who Are “Wired Differently” to Become Champions.
This event 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 Debbie Phelps, other featured presenters include:
Author, therapist, internationally recognized expert on brain research and violence
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