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Dr. Eric Hartwig

Speaking Topics: Special Education, Response to Intervention, Communication, Behavior Management, Building Relationships, MTSS-Behavioral Health

Eric P. Hartwig, Ph.D. received his doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.S. in School Psychology and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He is experienced and licensed as a Director of Pupil Services, District Administrator and a School Psychologist/Private Practice ®. After 44 years of service, he retired as an Administrator of Pupil Services for the Marathon County Children with Disabilities Education Board. Dr. Hartwig is the:

¨ Creator of online b.e.s.t. (Behavioral Emotional Social Traits) a universal screening for behavioral, emotional and social needs (2013) <> (2017).

¨ Co-author of Compensatory Education Companion: Your Guide for Legal Compliance and Implementation Strategies (2012).

¨ Co-author of the book: Disciplining Students with Disabilities: A Balanced Approach to Meeting the Legal Requirements and Implementing Positive Educational Practice (2007).

¨ Author of What We Know, What We Aim to Do, Wisconsin School News. (2006).

¨ Co-author of the 10 R’s Behavior Change Process (2006).

¨ Author of Manifestation Determination – Short History and the IDEA Amendments: What You Need to Know. In CASE, Volume 47(3), November-December, 2005.

¨ Author of the training manual for the Just-in-Time: Behavior Initiative Project (2004).

¨ Co-author of the book: Discipline in the School, 2nd Edition (2001).

¨ Co-author of the article: Disciplining Students in Special Education, The Journal of Special Education, Vol. 33 (4) 2000.

¨ Consulting Editor for Today’s School Psychologist (1997 to present).

¨ Co-author of the book: Discipline in the School, 1st Edition (1994).

¨ Co-author of a monograph, Disciplining Students With Disabilities: A Synthesis of Critical and Emerging Issues and a law report, Disciplining Children With Disabilities: Balancing Procedural Expectations and Positive Educational Practice (1991).

¨ Author of a behavioral rating scale designed to identify and treat conduct and personality disorders in school age children (Behavioral Emotional Social Traits) (1986).

¨ Co-author of eight videos:

¨ How to Make a Manifestation Determination

¨ How to Prepare For a Due Process Hearing

¨ Conducting Expulsion Hearings: A Step-by-Step Guide

¨ The 11th Hour: How to Handle the Pre-Expulsion Special Education Referral

¨ IEP's and the New IDEA

¨ Student Discipline and Section 504 Compliance: Striking the Balance

¨ Discipline Under the New IDEA

¨ Functional Behavioral Assessment: How to Do Them Right

¨ Author of additional videos - What’s Happened to Discipline? Real-Life Approaches to Handling Student Behavior:

¨ A Balanced Approach to Discipline

¨ The FBA in Action: A Quick Study

He has been an adjunct professor for Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an adjunct professor and research advisor for Cardinal Stritch College-Milwaukee and Aurora University-Wisconsin Campus. Dr. Hartwig was named Administrator of Special Services of the Year for 2007-2008, he received the Distinguished Career Award in 2016 by the Wisconsin Counsel of Administrators of Special Services (WCASS), the Distinguished Service to Public Health from the Wisconsin Public Health Association in 2017 (WPHA) and was the recipient of the 2018 WASDA Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA). Dr. Hartwig is a well-respected and noted speaker who has provided consultation and training on a local, state, national and international level.

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