Training / Workshop

Using Applied Behavior Analysis to Manage Classroom Behavior

 

Presenter: Sheila Rivers, M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

Location: 583 Shoemaker Road, Suite 230, King of Prussia, PA 19355

Cost: $95 for Teachers & Professionals / $20 for parents with children with special needs

Registration: Please contact Kristi Taylor to register at klt@behaviorinterventions.org or 484-681-2170 Ext 131

Date/Time: TBD

Presentation Outline:

Basics of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): 3 Act 48 Hours

  • What is Applied Behavior Analysis and How Does it Impact My Classroom
  • Seven Components of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Defining Behaviors-topography, frequency, intensity
  • Reinforcement-increasing the frequency of a behavior, types of reinforcement, reinforcement schedules
  • Punishment-decreasing the frequency of a behavior, types of punishment
  • Determining Functions of Behavior-to gain or to avoid?
  • Functional Equivalence-teaching “appropriate” replacement behaviors to obtain the same function
  • Measuring Behavior and Collecting Data
  • Presenting Progress and Monitoring Progress-graphing, probing

Functions of Behavior: 3 Act 48 Hours

  • Behaviors that Impede the Learning of Others in the Regular Education Classroom
  • Identifying Functions of Behavior–data, observations and interviews
  • Proactive Strategies
  • Reactive Strategies
  • Creating and Measuring Functionally Equivalent Behavior Goals
  • Strategies/Recommendations/Behavior Plans
  • Case Studies-creating an FBA outline for sample student

 


 

Professional Crisis Management (PCM)

Practitioner 1 (18 Hours/3 days) – PCM trains staff on crisis prevention, de-escalation, intervention, and post crisis review process. Prevention focusing on teaching skills and changing the individual’s environment to reduce the need for crisis management. Crisis De-escalation component builds upon the ground-work established during the prevention process. Participants learn strategies for prompting individuals to use the skills they learned during prevention. This enables staff to quickly and safely neutralize an escalating situation before it becomes necessary to physically intervene. Crisis Intervention component teaches participants to rapidly stabilize and contain crisis behaviors by utilizing painless physical procedures that avoid the use of awkward positioning and physical pain. By using these types of painless procedures, the staff preserve the dignity of the individual while maintaining a positive clinical relationship, as well as assisting the individual in regaining control. Post-Crisis Intervention component provides participants with the skills necessary to reintegrate the individual into their regular treatment and teaching programs. Participants will learn how to conduct post-crisis analysis which includes ways of improving future interactions in a crisis situation.

Cost: $250 per person for scheduled trainings below (free for subcontractors or employees at Behavior Interventions / 50% discount for families with children with special needs)

Registration: Please contact Kristi Taylor to register at klt@behaviorinterventions.org or 484-681-2170 Ext 131

Time: 8AM-5PM for the first 2 days / 8AM-1PM on the 3rd day

Dates Location
TBD 800 Birchfield Drive, Suite 801, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
TBD 583 Shoemaker Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406

 


 

Managing Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood Settings

Participants will work together to establish a definition of “challenging behavior,” review the relationship between the function of the behavior and appropriate replacement behaviors, and discuss the practical applications of antecedent strategies to help decrease and manage challenging behavior in the classroom. Resources include an introduction to tools and materials available to educators through the CSEFEL, TACSEI, and Autism Navigator websites.

Workshop contant and/or length can be tailored to meet the needs of your staff.

Cost: $200 an hour

Registration: For more information or to schedule an on-site training, contact Janeen Levine: Email – jll@behaviorinterventions.org or 484-681-2170 Ext 122

 


 

Determining Interventions for Challenging Behavior

In this workshop, participants work in teams to determine proactive, evidence-based strategies needed to manage challenging behavior in the classroom. Participants will identify the function of the behavior, select appropriate replacement behaviors, choose appropriate intervention strategies, identify barriers for implementation, and prepare to evaluate effectiveness of desired outcomes.

Prerequisite: Managing Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood Settings

Workshop content and/or length can be tailored to meet the needs of your staff.

Cost: $200/hour

Registration: For more information or to schedule an on-site training, contact Janeen Levine, PQAS Professional Development Instructor: Email: jll@behaviorinterventions.org or 484-681-2170 Ext 122 .