This seminar is designed for administrators, principals, superintendents, board members, teachers, special needs instructors, guidance counselors, case managers, social workers, behavior specialists, psychologists and attorneys.
Topics to be discussed include:
Writing Behavior Plans
Common Mistakes In Behavior Plans
Writing Measurable Objectives
Understanding Primary vs. Secondary Behaviors
Improving Incident Documentation
Behavior Management Ideas That Really Work
Discipline Procedures For The IEP
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Introductions, Housekeeping, And Schedules
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
II. Defining The ABCs Of Behaviors
A. Following The Eight Basic Steps Of Behavioral Analysis
B. Developing Clear Operational Definitions
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
III. Writing Behavior Plans
A. Base-Line Data
B. Considering The Environment And Personnel Involved
C. Considering The Purpose And Audience
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
IV. Primary vs. Secondary Behaviors
A. Targeting Primary Behavior(s)
B. Managing Secondary Behavior(s)
C. Ignoring (For Now) Other Behavior(s)
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
V. Writing Measurable Objectives
A. Methods Of Collecting Data
B. Making Sense Of The Data
C. Making The Leap From Data To Goals With Objectives
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
VI. Common Mistakes In Behavior Plans
A. Confusing Frequency, Intensity, And Duration
B. Confusing The Trees And The Forest
C. Legal And IEP Problems
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
VII. Applying New Skills
A. Defining Behaviors
B. Selecting Appropriate Data Collection Methods
C. Writing Objectives
D. Targeting Behavior
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
VIII. When Aggression Gets Physical
3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
IX. Discipline Procedures For The IEP
A. FBAs And IDEA
B. Tips For Making School Based Plans Even Better
3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
X. Learning From Others
A. Case Autopsies
B. Sharing Ideas And Resources
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XI. Putting It All Together
A. Taking Care Of yourself
B. Wrapping Up, Housekeeping, And Evaluations