Developing a Teaching Response to Challenging Behaviour – session 1
Part One of a Three Part Series
October 23, 2018 / then October 30, 2018 and November 6, 2018
Session One: ABCs of Behaviour: What motivates someone to engage in a specific behaviour? How can we improve our observation skills to understand what, when, and why behaviour happens? This introductory workshop will focus on the basic principles of behaviour and participants will learn about the function of behaviour.
Session Two: Teaching an Alternative Behaviour: Now that we have identified the behaviour of concern and understand why it is happening and how often, we will discuss the importance of selecting, supporting, and prompting the child to complete a new alternative behaviour. We will talk about and practice fading our prompting gradually, so the child acquires the skill independently. This workshop will also discuss the importance of providing positive reinforcement for skill building.
Session Three: Putting it all Together: How do we incorporate these teaching moments into our classroom routine? How do we individualize a teaching program in a busy classroom? How do we track progress? These key areas of putting the pieces of positive behaviour change together will be discussed and practically applied in this workshop.
Nicole Robinson M. ABA has been happy to call Nova Scotia home since 2010. Originally from Ontario, Nicole moved to Nova Scotia to pursue a role as a Communicative Disorders Assistant. Her keen interest in working with young children with autism spectrum disorder led her to the position of Program Implementer with the IWK Early Intensive Behavior Intervention Program. Nicole recently completed a master’s Degree in applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism and currently provides behavioral support services as a Behavior Therapist through the business she co-founded, Reach Out Respite. Nicole is eager to share her knowledge and experience regarding teaching early learners
Sorcha Parker, M.Sc., BCBA is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst providing evidence-based treatment services to clients with developmental delays, Down’s Syndrome & autism spectrum disorders. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Mary’s University and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Institute for Psychological Sciences, in Arlington, VA. She completed her graduate training in applied behaviour analysis (ABA) through Pennsylvania State University. As a Certified Behaviour Analyst, Sorcha is a member of a regulated international body of practitioners adhering to strict standards of ethical and professional conduct and required to engage in ongoing continuing education to provide the most up to date, evidence-based treatment for clients.
- October 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm