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Dr. Jessica Minahan - KPEC 2023 Keynote


Dr. Jessica Minahan 

Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst,
special educator, as well as a consultant to schools internationally.

Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems.  

Minahan Behavior Code Companion book

She is the co-author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).


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Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety and Challenging Behavior in the Classroom 

With up to one in four children struggling with anxiety in this country, overwhelmed adults are in need of a new approach as well as an effective and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work.  Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, accurate thinking, and self-monitoring in students.