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Dr. Laura Riffel is the "Behavior Doctor". She has over 30 years of experience working with children in regular and special education Pre-K through high school. She also raised three successful children and she and her husband chose to live with an adult who happened to have autism, bi-polar condition, intellectual disabilities and obessive compulsive disorder. She shares insights about function behind behavior and gives tips on targeting the behavior and not the child.

Dr. Laura Riffel is the "Behavior Doctor". She has over 30 years of experience working with children in regular and special education Pre-K through high school. She also raised three successful children and she and her husband chose to live with an adult who happened to have autism, bi-polar condition, intellectual disabilities and obessive compulsive disorder. She shares insights about function behind behavior and gives tips on targeting the behavior and not the child.
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Dr. Laura Riffel is the "Behavior Doctor". She has over 30 years of experience working with children in regular and special education Pre-K through high school. She also raised three successful children and she and her husband chose to live with an adult who happened to have autism, bi-polar condition, intellectual disabilities and obessive compulsive disorder. She shares insights about function behind behavior and gives tips on targeting the behavior and not the child.

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English


Episodes

Test Taking Strategies

11/21/2011
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This presentation goes with the following PowerPoint on Test Taking Strategies: http://behaviordoctor.org/files/powerpoints/testtakingstrategies/MarchCoachesMtg.ppt It's almost the end of the semester and many students will be taking tests for the end of the semester. It's always sad when students who seem to know everything during class time or in their papers and then the students "blow" the test because of stress, anxiety, hopelessness, or lack of ownership. This short presentation will...

Duration:00:36:21

Functional Behavior Assessment Training

10/28/2011
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October 28, 2011. Join Dr. Laura Riffel as she takes you through her Functional Behavior Assessment to Behavioral Intervention Planning training. You can download the book for free at http://behaviordoctor.org/files/books/2011%20Books/2011fba2bip4training.doc This training will focus on antecedent, behavior, and consequence data collection and using a competing pathway chart for planning a multi-modal design behavior intervention plan. After the episode, feel free to write to Dr. Riffel...

Duration:02:01:11

New Non-Compliant Nemo

7/5/2011
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This session is for those of you who have students who don't do what you ask, when you ask. Non-compliance is one of the biggest complaints from educators. This session gives you 20 tips to try out in your classroom for those students who are non-compliant. Mindset Multi-modal Relationship CARE Labeling I Statements Open Ended Empathy Student Teacher Rating Scale Check-in/Check-out TUMS Four P’s PAM Calming Techniques No Flip Flops Q-TIP Float the Boat Be a detective KISS Remember what...

Duration:00:27:28

You Can't Make Me Yogi

7/1/2011
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This short session is for those students who say, "I don't want to and you can't make me." Guess what? When a child says that they are right. Short of picking them up and carrying them somewhere (which I don't recommend) you can't make a child do something. We have to manipulate the environment to make them want to do the desired task. How do we do that? Well, one way is to use Madeline Hunter's 7 step lesson plans; especially using the anticipatory set which hooks kids into wanting to know...

Duration:00:19:51

Zeroed Out Zorro

7/1/2011
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This is the last of the series of dolls teaching about behaviors that parents and teachers witness with children. We talk about kids who have given up and I end with a list of books to read this summer to help with motivating yourself and students next year. Here's the list of books I recommend for your summer reading: http://behaviordoctor.org/booksharing.html The list was too long for the number of characters they allow. I've linked the books to Amazon just so you can read about the grade...

Duration:00:23:47

Wandering Waldo

7/1/2011
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This session talks about two very important topics: 1) students who wander around the classroom because they have sensory needs and 2) children with significant disabilities who wander away from home. I mention quite a few website during this episode so I wanted to put them here so you don't have to write them down while you are listening: http://braingym.com/ is a website for teachers that gives ideas for connecting the right side of the brain with the left side of the brain....

Duration:00:28:10

Xanex Xena

7/1/2011
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Do your children have fears that are contributing to difficulties at home or school? This session focuses on overcoming fears in children. We discuss fear of: school monsters the dark illness spiders certain letters or words Simple remedies are not to be had in some cases there is no quick fix. You'll hear stories that took six months to cure and stories that were cured a little quicker. The rule is that for every year a behavior has been in place, we need to consider one month of consistent...

Duration:00:23:32

Undermining Underdog

6/30/2011
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Undermining Underdog could easily be called Stealth Students or Sneaky Kids. This session is abou those kids who undermine what's going on in the family or the classroom to get what they want. The best tool is discussed at the end and that is Positive Behavior Support: Here are some of the websites mentioned: www.pbis.org www.pbisvideos.com www.apbs.org School-wide PBIS decreases office discipline referrals and increases test scores. It is not a canned program and can be implemented in any...

Duration:00:24:12

Rude Raggedy Ann or Andy

6/30/2011
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This presentation focuses on rudeness in children and how to combat it. We don't fight rudeness with rudeness. This program is dedicated to how to keep your cool when a child is rude. One of the websites mentioned for school-wide PBIS is www.pbis.org - you can find out more information about how to teach appropriate behavior through this website.

Duration:00:30:50

Violent Velma

6/30/2011
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This broadcast is about the ever increasing violent behaviors we are seeing with younger and younger children. While there are no simple solutions, the answer is always to come up with a function based plan; meaning do a functional behavior assessment to determine the root cause of the violence and then implement a plan based on that function. We have a new tool on our website to help you graph ABC (Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence) data http://tinyurl.com/newfbadatatool If you like what...

Duration:00:26:48

Tantrum Trolls

6/30/2011
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Tantrum trolls could also be called "No More Tantrums". What do you call them at your house: tantrums, meltdowns, Defcon 5, hooeys, fits, terrible two's? Whatever you call it, picture a child drunk on their emotion when they are having a tantrum. It doesn't have to happen, but we have to be prepared. Our job as the adult leader of this expedition is know what might become a tantrum and put antecedent modifications in place prior to the budding of a tiny tear. Tune in for more information on...

Duration:00:30:09

Space Cadet Skipper

6/30/2011
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Space Cadet Skipper is about those children who visit other planets thinking about their teen idol or dreams of skateboarding after school. How do we keep these kids grounded at school and paying attention when they so quickly leave the surly bonds of tedious classrooms to visit wonderful planets created in their minds? In this session, I discuss www.timetimer.com which is a visual timer that helps children visually see the time that is remaining. I also made a tinyurl for a PowerPoint timer...

Duration:00:20:51

Quibbling Quick Draw McGraw

6/29/2011
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Quibbling Quick Draw McGraw is based on a series of dolls that teach behavior using dolls from the past and present. Similar to the dolls that are used to teach teenagers that being a parent is difficult- these dolls help parents and teachers figure out why behaviors are occurring in their world. This session focuses on children and students who like to quibble (argue) about every little detail. Typically, quibblers are gifted students. One would think a parent or teacher would rejoice in...

Duration:00:22:19

Polly Pickpockets

6/29/2011
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This broadcast focuses on children who take things that are not theirs for the taking. We are not talking about simple things like "stealing a cookie" before dinner, but kids who steal candy bars from grocery stores or designer clothing from the mall. We will discuss the functions behind this behavior and what educators and parents can do to ameliorate stealing before it becomes a life-long habit. Young children steal for very different reasons than teenagers. Come listen to the difference...

Duration:00:23:51

Ostrich Ollie

5/28/2011
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For those kids who "stick their head in the sand" instead of particpating in class. What do you do with the kids who "visit other planets", "avoid class altogether" or "hide inside their clothing"? This is just a short overview of some ideas on how to help these students engage in the classroom.

Duration:00:15:47

Messy Mr. Magoo

3/27/2011
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This broadcast focuses on a few organizational skills to teach to children and students to help them at home and at school. Space, time, and subject organization ideas will be shared.

Duration:00:17:27

Lazy Leonardo

3/7/2011
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This broadcast focuses on students who we presume are lazy and it is geared towards testing. With all the high stakes testing about to occur across the country, many times when students don't do well on tests they are labeled lazy. There are reasons behind this "laziness". Stress, distractions, hopelessness, anxiety, and lack of ownership. Teachers and parents can help students overcome these barriers and do well on tests- thus not appearing lazy.

Duration:00:52:25

Karate Ken

2/13/2011
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This show focuses on those children who have aggressive horseplay. Many times children are trying to emulate cartoon characters or movie characters. This horseplay turns into an aggressive encounter between two children because the innocent miscalculation of a karate chop turns into a full blown brawl.

Duration:00:25:56

Jumping GI JOE

2/2/2011
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This show is geared at reviewing the function behind jumping up and down tantrum behavior in children or students with autism. The show is based on one student from the clinic who had four hour tantrums and how the team eradicated the tantrums.

Duration:00:43:55

Investigating Inspector Gadget

1/24/2011
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This is a 15 minute session talking about students who are up wandering around the room and interested in everyone's work except their own. These are typically students who have pretty good behavior otherwise, but are busy bodies into other people's work. Simple solutions to use in the classroom.

Duration:00:15:56