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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, an 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 ®.  He is the retired  Administrator of Pupil Services for the Marathon County Children with Disabilities Education Board and is the author and principle trainer on the Just-in-Time: Behavioral Initiative Project. In addition, Dr. Hartwig is the: 

  • 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 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).
  • Co-author of the book:  Discipline in the School, 1st Edition (1994).
  • Consulting Editor for Today’s School Psychologist (1997 to present).
  • Co-author of the article:  Disciplining Students in Special Education, The Journal of Special Education, Vol. 33 (4) 2000.
  • Co-author of the book:  Discipline in the School, 2nd Edition (2001).
  • Author of the training manual for the Just-in-Time:  Behavior Initiative Project (2004).
  • Author of Manifestation Determination – Short History and the IDEA Amendments: What You Need to Know. In CASE, Volume 47(3), November-December, 2005.
  • Co-author of the 10 R’s Behavior Change Process (2006).
  • Author of What We Know, What We Aim to Do, Wisconsin School News. (2006).
  • Co-author of the book:  Disciplining Students with Disabilities:  A Balanced Approach to Meeting the Legal Requirements and Implementing Positive Educational Practice (2007).
  • Co-author of Compensatory Education Companion: Your Guide for Legal Compliance and Implementation Strategies (2012)
  • Created online b.e.s.t. (Behavioral Emotional Social Traits) a universal screening for behavioral, emotional and social needs (2013).
  • 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 four videos - What’s Happened to Discipline?  Real-Life Approaches to Handling Student BehaviorThe Foundations of Behavior, A Balanced Approach to Discipline, 12 Things to Remember, 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 and has been 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, by the Wisconsin Counsel of Administrators of Special Services (WCASS).

Dr. Hartwig is a well respected and noted speaker providing training on a regional, state, national and international level.