Do you all know Dr. Barb O’Neill? Host of the Transform Challenging Behaviors Online Conference?
Well in this episode, you get to hear how the conference came to be, what Barb has learned over the years (aka her top tips for addressing behaviors that are challenging), and what to expect during the 3rd annual conference.
We also talk a bit about how she came to love puppets and how to use them with young children to promote their social-emotional health and well-being.
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Guest Bio: Dr. Barb O’Neill is the creator of the Transform Challenging Behavior Online Conference, a free annual online event attended by thousands of early childhood professionals from around the world. She has been in the ECE field for over 25 years and has worked as a preschool teacher, special education teacher, center director, and early childhood professor. Barb now devotes herself full time to speaking, training, and teaching online courses for early childhood professionals.
Transform Challenging Behavior: Dr. Barb O’Neill’s main website that describes her approach of tapping into children’s propensity for play to address “challenging behavior”. We can motivate them to want to listen, cooperate and participate. Includes information about the services she offers and her blog.
Transform Challenging Behavior Online Conference: Registration page for the TCBOC which runs May 6-12, 2020. Includes the speaker lineup. Spanish subtitles and daily workbooks in Spanish are also available for free.
Iijumaa Jordan: Iijumaa’s educational consultancy website which includes information on the workshop series she offers (such as diversity and anti-bias curriculum; teaching and play; reflective practice; leadership; and visionary leadership) as well as her blog.
Isela Garcia: Isela’s company Alesi Group, LLC specializes in brain-based training, coaching and consultation. The website includes a podcast, blog, and information about events and services.
Alyssa Blask-Campbell: Alyssa’s company Seed & Sew serves parents, teachers, and caregivers by providing tools to raise emotionally intelligent humans. Podcast, blog, community, services, and more are available.
Barb Avila: Barb is an autism specialist, counselor, trainer, and consultant with over 30 years of experience in the autism field. She runs Synergy Autism Center, which tailors supports to each family’s unique needs. The website includes information about services, podcast, resources, and more.
STAR Institute: Provides premier treatment, education, and research for children, adolescents, and adults with sensory processing disorder (SPD).
Maya Gonzalez: Maya is an artist, author, educator, activist and her website includes information about her books, educational tools, a blog, and access to the Gender Wheel, a curriculum that offers a holistic, nature-based approach to gender.