Jessica Minahan, M.Ed., BCBA and Nancy Rappaport, M.D., are co-authors of The Behavior Code - A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students.
They will discuss working with challenging students to understand key concepts about behavior, that their actions are purposeful attempts to solve a problem, and why it is the educator's responsibility to reach these students and to help them learn and achieve.
When: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 6
Where: Federation for Children with Special Needs,
The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1102,
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 236-7210
For more information about this event, call 800-331-0688 or visit www.fcsn.org.
About Jessica Minahan, M.Ed., BCBA
Jessica Minahan is currently employed in the Newton, Massachusetts, public school system as a district-wide behavior analyst.
She provides direct consulting for administrators, teachers, parents, and support staff. She also consults to an in-house, 45-day stabilization program for Newton K–12 public school students who are in crisis and require an alternative educational placement.
She holds a BS in Intensive Special Education from Boston University and a dual master’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Wheelock College. She has a certificate of graduate study (CGS) in teaching children with Autism from University of Albany and received her BCBA training from Northeastern University.
Dr. Nancy Rappaport of Harvard Medical School, co-author of 'The Behavior Code' with Jessica Minahan, discusses strategies for helping kids with disruptive behavior problems learn in the classroom.
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It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.