Maria Sargent has been active for 30+ years in general education, special education, behavior intervention, brain research, and arts intervention. She is a full professor at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. The presenter is known for cross-disciplinary work training professionals in medicine, psychology, the arts, and the legal sector, in addition to the expected audience of educators. Her work history has also spanned a wide variety of ages and populations (e.g., Behavioral Intervention Coordinator/Cuyahoga County Board of Mental Health; Research Coordinator/Akron Children’s Hospital’s Family Child Learning Center; Infant-Toddler Program Coordinator/Kent State University and Child Development Center; Director of the Behavior and Parenting Resource Center/multiple state, national, and international locations; Behavior Intervention and Curriculum Design Consultant /birth through grade 12) and has just finished a 12-year tenure as a Board Member or Board President of ArtSparks ( ), an arts intervention program operating across Northeast Ohio. She archives her work through the website The documents and videos available on this website are totally free to professionals and families.