So many responses to childhood behavior problems, (e.g., off-task, disruptive, aggressive, unmotivated) fail to plan for the long-haul. The Chillax Program is tailor made to not only help with immediate concerns, but provide support and instruction for the days and weeks that follow. Let Chillax and his universe of heroes and villains help teach kids (grades K-6) coping and social skills that last.
Ben Springer is an award-winning and nationally certified school psychologist. Ben received his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. Ben studied psychological assessment, counseling, school-wide positive behavior supports, bullying prevention programs, parental involvement, evidence-based practice, autism, and social skills instruction. Ben works as the director of special education in a public school in Utah.
Ben has become a popular speaker and presenter across the U.S. for his Happy Kids Don’t Punch You in the Face Seminars and his Keynote addresses on Autism (“Autism is a Burrito”) and ADHD (“ADHD: The Goods”).
In addition to his speaking engagements, Ben has knack for taking evidence-based practice, research literature, and theory, and making them fun and practical. Ben has honed this “knack” into comprehensive training modules in the areas of behavior, mental health, and special education. Most notably, Ben’s ASPEN Training Modules have taken on a life of their own in Utah and have gained national attention through a contract with Corwin/SAGE publishing—an international publishing company!
Totem PD has been designed to be “the hub” of Ben’s trainings, presentations, consultations and so much more! Totem PD is an organized team of like-minded professionals all working towards keeping kids safe and happy, (we work to keep parents, teachers, and administrators, safe and happy, too!)
Ben is married to his middle school sweetheart (it’s a thing) and has four lovely daughters. Ben enjoys a crisp diet coke, backpacking, fishing, and collecting comic books.