Our workshops train teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents in a variety of topics that are based in research and practical applications. Trainings are prepared for the needs and size of each audience.

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The following programsare being offered:
  • Using ABA to Manage Classroom Behavior
  • Professional Crisis Management (PCM)
  • Managing Challenging Behavior In Early Childhood Settings
  • Determining Interventions For Challenging Behavior

Upcoming Events

Using ABA to Manage Classroom Behavior
Presented by Sheila Rivers, M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

TBD

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

Cost
  • $95 for Teachers & Professionals
  • $20 for Parents with Children with Special Needs
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Sheila Rivers

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Presentation Details

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, and intensity
  • Reinforcement-increasing the frequency of a behavior, types of reinforcement, and reinforcement schedules
  • Punishment-decreasing the frequency of a behavior and 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 and 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)
Presented by Elaine Carman, M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

TBD / 8AM-5PM (Days 1 & 2) 8AM-1PM (Day 3)

Scheduling will be made for the following locations:

800 Birchfield Drive, Suite 801, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

583 Shoemaker Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Cost
  • Free for subcontractors or employees at Behavior Interventions
  • $125 for families with children with special needs
  • $250 per person for scheduled trainings below
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Elaine Carman

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Practitioner 1 (18 Hours/3 days) – PCM trains staff on crisis prevention, de-escalation, intervention, and post-crisis review process.

  • Prevention focuses 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.
Managing Challenging Behavior In Early Childhood Settings
Presented by Sheila Rivers, M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

TBD

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

Cost
  • $200 an Hour
Presentation Details

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

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Sheila Rivers

Sheila Rivers

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Determining Interventions For Challenging Behavior
Presented by Sheila Rivers, M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

TBD

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

Cost
  • $200 an Hour
Presentation Details

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.

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Sheila Rivers

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