PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our experience and training has changed the lives of many children and their families in North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley. Our younger children often enter public and private schools throughout the cities and counties we serve, and it is our hope to provide the professionals that serve in our areas with the tools and techniques to benefit not only our clients, but other students as well.

We have provided professional development training sessions to several local school systems. This interactive training program allows for the opportunity to learn how to take the principles and apply them to children with Autism, and to other students in their care.

 


 

Making a positive impact is possible through the principles and techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis. Listed below are four of the most popular training sessions we provide for the school systems. However, if your school has a special request, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss.
 

Principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis

Changing behaviors based on the techniques of operant conditioning were first developed by B. F. Skinner in the 1940’s. Today, his strategies are recommended as best practices for helping challenging behavior problems with children. This four-hour training focuses on understanding these principles and how to use them to change the behavior of a single child, or of an entire classroom.
 

Principles for the Classroom Aids and Other Professionals

Designed to provide classroom aids and other professionals with strategies and tools to provide the maximum benefit for both teachers and children in the classroom. This four-hour training will focus on common characteristics of disabilities, common errors for professionals, shaping techniques and handling challenging behaviors.
 

Positive Classroom Strategies

Most likely every classroom has children who may not respond to what has worked in past classrooms. How should teachers respond when children with problem behaviors? This six-hour class discusses the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis along with classroom strategies designed to address today’s inclusive classroom.
 

How to Read, Write and Implement a Behavior Modification Plan

Too often teachers, classroom aides and other professionals are challenged by a child who simply isn’t responding to the usual techniques. The classroom staff becomes frustrated and the child’s maladaptive behaviors aren’t changing. This is when a behavior modification plan is written. However, without a good understanding of the principles and how to implement the plan, there may be little or no change in the behavior at all. This six-hour course will provide the information needed to understand the process involving reading and writing a behavior modification plan. Participants will have the opportunity to write a behavior modification plan, share and review during the course.