Dr. Barry Prizant

[Recap] Real School Climate Change: New Approaches for Better Behavior

Educators have been clamoring for practical ways to improve school climate. A recent poll conducted by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) found that 72 percent of its members report social-emotional strategies as the top professional development request from educators. This coincides with our own surveys of thousands of educators and related services

Top 10 SPED Videos of 2015

Video production is a non-stop effort from PresenceLearning, whether for recordings of our webinars, videos of schools, students, and families, or demos of our services. Since the beginning of the year, educators, families, and clinicians have watched our videos 53,291 times, nearly 10,000 hours of total viewing time! If you are up for some binge-watching over

Dr. Barry Prizant and Amy Laurent in Conversation with Clay Whitehead

The third webinar in our Real School Climate Change: New Approaches For Better Behavior webinar series was led by Dr. Barry Prizant and his colleagues Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP, and Amy Laurent, Ed.M, OTR/L. Their webinar “Social Communication + Emotional Regulation: An Environment for School Success” provided an overview of the SCERTS® Model and detailed

Dr. Barry Prizant in Conversation with Clay Whitehead

Our fifth and final Special Agents of Change webinar “Uniquely Human: A Different Way to See Autism and Create Pathways to Success” with one of the world’s leading authorities on autism, Dr. Barry Prizant, covered a new perspective and approach to understanding and treating students with autism. After the webinar, our co-founder and co-CEO Clay

Better Understand Autism with Help from Dr Barry Prizant’s New Book: Uniquely Human

By Megan Mead Dr. Barry Prizant has been a researcher, clinician, consultant, and has received ASHA’s highest recognition. We have been lucky enough to hear him speak several times as part of the SPED Ahead webinar series from PresenceLearning. He has recently written “Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism” (with Tom Fields-Meyer, an

Q&A With Dr. Barry Prizant

Our October webinar “Family Collaboration: An Essential Element for SPED Success” with Barry Prizant had one of our liveliest Q&As to date. And it’s no wonder, with 1700 special educators who registered! We received many requests to post Barry’s answers, and are happy to oblige. Click the questions below to jump to Dr. Prizant’s answers:

Reaching Consensus With Parents on Diagnosis

This post is the eighth and final in a series based on a transcript from a recent Q&A with Dr. Barry Prizant as part of his webinar, “Family Collaboration: An Essential Element for SPED Success.” Questions came directly from audience participants — special education directors, special educators, speech-language pathologists, and parents, and answers are from

Stepping Down From Services

This post is the seventh in a series based on a transcript from a recent Q&A with Dr. Barry Prizant as part of his webinar, “Family Collaboration: An Essential Element for SPED Success.” Questions came directly from audience participants — special education directors, special educators, speech-language pathologists, and parents, and answers are from Dr. Prizant.

Compromising and Negotiating With Parents

This post is the sixth in a series based on a transcript from a recent Q&A with Dr. Barry Prizant as part of his webinar, “Family Collaboration: An Essential Element for SPED Success.” Questions came directly from audience participants — special education directors, special educators, speech-language pathologists, and parents, and answers are from Dr. Prizant.

Collaborating With Families of Diverse Backgrounds

This post is the fifth in a series based on a transcript from a recent Q&A with Dr. Barry Prizant as part of his webinar, “Family Collaboration: An Essential Element for SPED Success.” Questions came directly from audience participants — special education directors, special educators, speech-language pathologists, and parents, and answers are from Dr. Prizant.