BENGIS & CUNINGGIM
Steve Bengis, Ed.D., LCSW and Penny Cuninggim, EDD, MSW, MAT, LCSW
This book, which shares the core precepts and strategies of the NEARI School’s unique behavioral intervention model, is a treasure trove of innovative ideas and highly effective ways to work with students with long-standing and often chronic behavioral and emotional problems. The NEARI Way model was developed over 35 years by NEARI staff and its leaders, Drs. Steve Bengis and Penny Cuninggim, from their on the ground work with thousands of young people. Instead of focusing on classroom management, the model focuses on creating pre-conditions that engage students and teach skills that enable them to internalize positive changes and manage their own regulation issues in order to succeed academically. The NEARI Way model incorporates cutting-edge findings in neuroscience, autism intervention, and other fields to increase self-regulation and achievement in school.