Core Behavioral Solutions

Workshops

The day of the workshop a link to download the presentation materials will be added to the title of the presentation and remain active for approximately 1 week.

 

 

Texas State Autism Conference 2016

Social Skills and Behavior Assessment, Goal Writing, Service Delivery

Students who qualify for educational services under autism have social and behavioral needs that impact their education. However, many IEPs are heavy on ‘academics’ and light on social and behavioral instruction and supports that are foundational to a child’s success in school and beyond. This presentation will discuss the assessment, goal development and service delivery/ teaching strategies necessary to develop strong social and behavioral sections of the IEP as well as a brief discussion on service delivery and data collection.

From Combat to Collaboration: Facilitating collaborative ARD/IEP Meetings between parents and professionals

ARD/IEP meetings are intended to be a collaborative problem-solving process with a multi-disciplinary team. However, for many reasons this process often breaks down and becomes adversarial. This presentation will focus on actions families and school teams can take to prevent this breakdown and strategies to repair tensions when they arise.

 

Region 4 AGC Institute 2016

Building Capacity in the Special Day Classroom

Program Specialists, instructional coaches and administrators are often tasked with developing capacity in special day classrooms with diverse student needs and staff experience. This workshop will provide participants with methods to evaluate the status of a classroom and develop a plan for training/consultation. Participants will learn effective consultation strategies including those for dealing with resistant or inexperienced staff. Additionally, an evidenced based practice for developing staff skill sets , “Behavioral Skills Training”, will be introduced.

 

2016 Texas A&M Transition Conference

Preparing My Child for Work

Availability and quality of transition and employment services can be highly variable. Come learn essential steps you as a parent can take to prepare your child or young adult for employment.

  • Assessing and prioritizing essential skills
  • Evidence Based Strategies for skill development
  • Activities to build job readiness
  • Problem solving and resources

 

AUCD 2015 National Conference

LoneStar LEND 2016 Conference

2015 Region 4 AGC Institute

From Combat to Collaboration: Facilitating collaborative ARD/IEP Meetings between parents and professionals

ARD/IEP meetings are intended to be a collaborative problem-solving process with a multi-disciplinary team. However, for many reasons this process often breaks down and becomes adversarial. This 3 hr presentation will focus on actions school teams can take to prevent this breakdown and specific communication strategies to repair tensions when they arise.

 

2015 Family to Family Network Parent Conference

Social Skills and Behavior Assessment Goal Writing and Service Delivery

“I know he needs social skills Im just not sure what” “You cant really measure advanced social skills or executive functioning” Two of the top statements we hear in consultation. Often times teams realize students need development in social skills and behavior but they are unsure of how assess these skills, write smart goals and deliver quality services.

 

Texas A&M Transition Conference

Off the Couch and Into the World: A parent’s guide to facilitating transition to adulthood

My son is 25 has a college degree but spends all day playing video games.  My daughter recently graduated from high school, college is not going to be a match for her. Now that she is not in school she sits at home all day with nothing to do. Just when you have adjusted to being a parent of a child with a disability, you become the parent of an ADULT with a disability….and it is a game changer. New challenges, new laws, new service providers…. How do you help your child transition to becoming an adult who is a self-determined, contributing member of society and of your household? This presentation will examine skills essential to navigating “LIFE” as an adult and present strategies parents can use to develop these skills at home and transfer them to the work place.

 

Bang for your Buck: Skills that really matter for life after high school

Why are our young adults so unprepared for life beyond high school and what can we as parents and professionals do about it? We talk a lot about the transition planning process but many parents and professionals still remain “stumped” as to the actual skills they should be assessing and teaching. Presentation will offer recommendations for behavior and skill prioritization to better prepare students for the realities of adulthood. Skill sets and domains will be relevant to range of functioning from early learners to “high functioning” or gifted students.

 

Texas State Autism Conference

Skills that Matter: Preparing Individuals with Autism for Adulthood

Some studies suggest that as many as 90% of individuals with autism are un- or underemployed. Why are our young adults so unprepared for life beyond high school and what can we as parents and professionals do about it? Presentation will offer recommendations for behavior and skill prioritization to better prepare students for the realities of adulthood.

 

Competing Behavior Pathways

You have completed an FBA on a student….now what? Quality intervention planning is not as simple as identifying a single functionally equivalent replacement behavior. Come learn about comprehensive behavior programming to reduce problem behaviors and increase adaptive pro-social skills in learners of all ages/ability levels. This 2 hr workshop will introduce participants to Competing Behavior Pathways and how to develop a quality behavior intervention plan based on the results of their FBA.

 

Region 4 AGC Institute

Competing Behavior Pathways

You have completed an FBA on a student….now what? Quality intervention planning is not as simple as identifying a single functionally equivalent replacement behavior. Come learn about comprehensive behavior programming to reduce problem behaviors and increase adaptive pro-social skills in learners of all ages/ability levels. This 2-4 hr workshop will introduce participants to Competing Behavior Pathways and how to develop a quality behavior intervention plan based on the results of their FBA.

 

University of Texas CLASS Clinic

Assessing and Treating Stereotypical Behavior)

Restricted and stereotypical patterns of behavior (RSB) are a defining characteristic of Autism yet continue to be widely misunderstood. This presentation will review the research regarding the multiple functions of RSBs and address best practices in their assessment and treatment. Research based assessment methods and interventions will be reviewed. Participants should have foundational knowledge of applied behavior analysis.

 

2014 Family to Family Network Parent Conference

Skills that Matter: Preparing Individuals with Autism for Adulthood

Some studies suggest that as many as 90% of individuals with autism are un- or underemployed. Why are our young adults so unprepared for life beyond high school and what can we as parents and professionals do about it? Presentation will offer recommendations for behavior and skill prioritization to better prepare students for the realities of adulthood.

 

The Birds and the Bees: Sexuality and Disability

Physically individuals with ASD mature at a rate equivalent to their peers and experience the same biological drives. Yet this physical development is typically out of sync with their level of social development and awareness. This presentation will discuss the need for social sexual education for individuals with ASD and special considerations for working with this population.

Note: Hour long sessions of this presentation will only begin  the discussion on social sexual education for individuals with ASD and focus on establishing the need. Full workshops of 3 and 6 hours that explore programing and offer specific strategies are also available.

 

Houston Independent School District

Essential Elements

This workshop presents a framework for the foundational elements of a structured classroom for students with autism. An overview of the framework will be presented then specific attention  will be paid attention to the first level of elements: why they are necessary, what they look like and tips for implementation.

 

Functional Behavior Planning

This 2 hour presentation will cover the ABCs of behavior and introduce participants to function based antecedent and consequence strategies to reduce problem behavior and increase pro-social alternatives. Please bring a BSP from a student you would like to discuss in breakout sessions.

 

Newport Mesa Unified School District

Autism Basics

This workshop presents the characteristics of autistic spectrum disorders, and the latest and most up-to-date information on ASD. Effective ways to interact with students with ASD will be reviewed. Questions and discussion is encouraged. This workshop is for any staff interested in learning about the basics of ASD.

 

Advanced Behavior Interventions and Data Collection

This full day workshop will expand the BAI’s knowledge of behavioral interventions and advanced data collection strategies.

 

When in Rome

Students with Asperger’s will often score with in average range on assessments (ie. Social Language Development Test) yet exhibit significant social difficulties in real life. This 2 hour presentation will introduce participants to the concept of ecological validity and suggest a range of ecologically valid social skills that need to be taught to provide students with authentic, relevant  skills to improve their social competency.

 

Behavior and Social Skills Basics

This workshop will provide a refresher on understanding behavior and applying positive behavior supports for students of all disabilities.

 

Social Skills  for Adolescents

This workshop will offer supportive strategies for individuals who work with adolescent students that struggle with social skills. The foundational social skills taxonomy will be reviewed and hands-on strategies will be presented. This workshop will be high energy with lots of opportunity for role play and sharing of strategies and experiences.

 

Social Skills Facilitation

This 6 hour workshop will focus on the development of socialization skills of students with autism. This workshop will teach you how to think about how social skills are learned and effectively implement social skills teaching strategies. This training will include video clips, role play and live practice with your cohorts. Training will also synthesize data collection while facilitating social skill development for our students on the spectrum.

 

Social Skills: Exploring the Tool Box

This workshop will review current trends and research in social skills programming in public and private settings. Discussion on current social skills programming and best practices will be discussed. Social skills program development, obstacles and strengths will be reviewed and moving forward in developing social skills programs with site teams that include a common language and methodology across job alike groups will be explored.

 

IEP Goal Writing

This 3 hour workshop will help you make Genesea work for you! Learn how to break down difficult behaviors and social skills and propose clear and definable goals and objectives. Learn how to use the Genesea goal bank and clearly communicate appropriate goals and objectives to parents and other IEP team members.

 

Individual Student Behavior Planning and Collaboration

This workshop will address individual behavior plans for specific students as they transition between different classroom settings and staff.  The teams will review token systems, escalation cycles and other strategies when implementing behavioral targets and plans.  This will be a great day for collaboration and team planning!

 

Data Collection

This 3 hour training will focus on data collection for the special education teacher. How to collect data individually and in small groups; ranges of data collection; supporting/training support staff to collect data; summarizing and graphing data and, finally, data interpretation and reporting to teams for program improvement planning.

 

 

Understanding Executive Functioning, Push-In Support Models

This workshop will focus on cognitive processes and learning disabilities in students with autism. Staff will discuss common cognitive patterns in students with autism and how they manifest in the classroom. Interventions and resources as well as methodology in addressing deficits will be reviewed and the role of the resource specialist in supporting these children will be discussed.

 

Critical Thinking in Behavior Program Implementation

From theory to practice….This workshop style event will build upon participant’s previous training in ABA foundations and proactive strategies. Participants will use case studies to create an action plan for students they work with that they can then implement in the clinic or classroom setting.

 

Dynamic Reinforcement and Proactive Behavior Strategies

Reinforcement is the backbone of learning and behavior change. Without reinforcement our programming for students is not effective. This workshop explores ways we creatively assess, develop, use, and sell reinforcement. This workshop will be fun and interactive with a lot of opportunity to hear from your peers and sharing of learning experiences!

 

Group Instruction and Data Collection

Providing instruction on an individual student can be a challenge, however, we know students often learn  more in groups as behaviors are shaped and reinforced by peers. In this workshop participants will learn how to support learning with small groups of students. Participants will also learn how to collect data on a group of students, simultaneously. This workshop will allow you to role play the taught strategies with immediate feedback.

 

Supporting Student Learning: Breaking Down Skills

Teaching new skills to students with ASD requires breaking skills down into smaller, more doable components. This workshop focuses on ways to look at overall skills, systematically breaking them down and teaching them to our students. Participants will be learning new ways to break down skills through interactive activities and small practice groups.

 

Supporting Fully Included Students with Disabilities

This workshop will discuss the role of the Independence Facilitator in the general education classroom.  Topics will include strategies to work effectively alongside a classroom teacher. Pertinent issues will include providing behavioral and academic support, understanding the differences between modifications and accommodations, who is responsible for them, communicating with parents, and supporting the classroom as a whole versus one on one support.

 

Proactive Behavior Strategies

This full day workshop will continue to expand your knowledge of behaviors and the appropriate management of behavioral difficulties in our students. Emphasis of the training will be on developing proactive strategies and implementation with our students, before escalation cycles occur.

 

Data Collection: Putting Methods into Practice

This full day workshop will address data collection strategies in you have already learned and how to apply them to different environmental settings. This workshop will build upon previous data collection trainings and will continue to address streamlining and improving our data collection systems district-wide.

 

Functional Behavior Assessment

This full day intermediate workshop will address the Functional Behavior Assessment process in the school environment. Participants are expected to have foundational understanding of behavior and the 3 term contingency. This workshop will address best practice in conducting quality FBAs and generating appropriate recommendations for intervention.