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NWAIS Conferences, Workshops and Events

Demystified and Simplified: The Neuroscience Behind Behavioral Issues

Date: Tuesday - October 26, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: In-Person Workshop (Exact Location TBA)
Full day, In-person Workshop


Demystified and Simplified:

The Neuroscience Behind Behavioral Issues


In-Person Workshop (Exact Location TBA)

October 26, 2021 ~ 9:00-3:00pm



Who Should Attend

This practical workshop is intended for k-12 educators of all types.  Educational leaders who serve these educators and support their ongoing development will also benefit from the course.


Workshop Description

Demystified and Simplified - The Neuroscience Behind Behavioral Issues

Are you tired of your lesson plans being derailed? Do you find that sometimes your go-to strategies to help with this just don’t work? Here’s your chance to truly understand how 50+ years of neuroscience can help. You’ll walk away refreshed with new ideas, and with practical tools you can immediately use, even in the most difficult situations. Join us for this live, in person course!


Agenda Includes:

Science and Foundations – You’ll learn specifically what neuroscience shows us around what is behind behavior issues, and what is happening in the brains and bodies of students who struggle. You’ll also learn specific approaches to identify learning modalities and lagging skills of these students, so you can tailor an approach that leads to less behavior issues and more learning. You will also learn about successful outcomes at other schools and environments, using this approach. This section is a mix of lecture and video content, with some fun simple exercises along the way.

Three Proven Approaches – After understanding the basis for this work, we’ll walk through three plans – new approaches you can immediately begin to use. You’ll learn when to best apply each one. This will include sharing assessment tools, worksheets, and case studies that you can immediately use in your classroom/school.

Practical Examples and Fine Tuning – To help solidify the new learning, we’ll role play a few common situations and talk through how you can approach them using these new approaches you just learned. We’ll give you suggestions for next steps you can take when you return to your school.


After this course, you’ll have three new approaches you can immediately use to tackle any disruptive behavior you may experience in the classroom. You’ll also have several new tools to help you more easily approach and resolve these issues, and turn your students into problem-solving masters.



Facilitator: Chris Reavis


Chris is a proud parent of a child who has Autism and ADHD. He’s also a Harvard-certified parent coach, speaker, and author. His latest book, Unleash, comes out in November. Chris has been recognized as a leading parenting expert, particularly with special needs kids. After the success of his parent programs, he created new programs for schools – to help with the wave of stress and trauma in the classroom. Chris lives in the Pacific Northwest with his two kids, wife, and wonder pup, Penelope.

Chris will also be leading a virtual workshop: How Practical Neuroscience Can Help with Trauma Informed Care on September 21, 2021. Come to one or both!



NWAIS Attendees:

Early Bird (For registrations completed by September 28, 2021) : $145

Regular (For registrations completed after September 28, 2021) : $175


Non-NWAIS Attendees: $225


To receive the early bird discount registrations must be completed through the online registration system by the appropriate deadline. NWAIS schools are now able to qualify for the early bird rate if their registration is complete by the deadline and they have noted that payment will follow by check. For non-member schools and those paying by credit card, online registrations must be completed by 11:59pm on the deadline date.


Cancellation Policy

Substitutions may be made any time prior to the conference. Written cancellations received by September 13, 2021 are eligible for a refund after a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after September 13, 2021 are ineligible for any refund.




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