How can you move past teaching compliance towards teaching self-determination and self-advocacy? Many programs that specialize in education for Neurodivergent children are rooted in compliance-based techniques and behavioral control. This talk explores the history of behaviorism in schooling for neurodivergent kids and will offer alternative ways to think about and respond to student behavior.
Robin Roscigno is a scholar/practicioner specializing in education for Neurodivergent children. She is a PhD candidate at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education and consults with school districts and parents on a range of topics. Most recently, Robin was awarded the Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholar in Disabiliy Studies from the Society for Disability Studies for her article “Semiotic Stalemate: Resisting Restraint and Seclusion through Guattari’s Micropolitics of Desire” which combined her scholarly interests with her anti-restraint and seclusion activism.