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Insights to Behavior Workshops

Through Insights to Behavior, your school can get access to classroom and behavior management training for both administrators and special and general education teachers to reduce referrals and foster more peaceful and productive classrooms.

Topics for General Education Teachers

Inclusion

Duration: 1:15

In this intermediate-level workshop, you’ll learn why and how the concept of inclusion is fostered in many schools, along with strategies to overcome common problems related to group instruction, curriculum, and social integration into an inclusive classroom.

Understanding and Responding to Behavior in the General Education Environment

Duration: 1:20

This workshop walks you through the five steps of behavior analysis: identifying problem behaviors, taking data, developing hypotheses, determining probable functions and creating a behavioral plan, with the ultimate goal of decreasing problem behaviors.

Accommodations and Adaptations for Classrooms

Duration: 1:15

In this workshop, you’ll focus on four areas often considered for adaptations and accommodations for students with disabilities in a general education classroom. You’ll look at ways to address the physical environment, to provide relief for students’ sensory needs, to offer support by way of visual strategies, and to deal with behavioral issues.

Classroom Strategies for Addressing Social Challenges

Duration: 1:10

In this workshop, you’ll learn what social skills are, why they’re important in the context of a classroom, and how a general education teacher can address deficits in students with disabilities, using both teaching and support strategies.

Classroom Strategies for Addressing Communication Challenges

Duration: 0:55

This workshop will focus on communication issues for students with disabilities in a general education classroom. First, you’ll review typical communication-skill development to provide a frame of reference.
Next, you’ll see how a student with disabilities is affected by their communication ability. Finally, you’ll learn some useful support strategies to help and how to implement them.

Classroom Strategies for Addressing Independence Challenges

Duration: 0:35

In this workshop, you’ll begin by understanding what “independence” means to students with disabilities. Then you’ll investigate three types of support strategies that can significantly help: activity routines, activity schedules, and transition routines.

Introduction to Data Collection

Duration: 0:25

This workshop addresses the importance of taking and using data when working with students diagnosed with disabilities. You’ll review the meaning of, in this context, “systematic, quantitative data” and learn easy ways to record it. You’ll also learn about the four dimensions of behavior—duration, intensity, frequency, and latency. And finally, you’ll see ways to display your results in an easy-to-understand form.

Classroom Strategies for Addressing Ritual Challenges

Duration: 0:55

Students with disabilities frequently engage in ritual behaviors that can be disturbing to those unacquainted with the tendency. In this workshop, you’ll gain a perspective on what ritual behaviors are and how they can be triggered. Finally, you’ll learn how to teach a student to replace the objectionable behavior with another that’s more acceptable.

Classroom Strategies for Addressing Sensory Challenges

Duration: 0:55

In this workshop, you’ll delve into the issue of sensory challenges for students with disabilities. You’ll also learn current thinking on why these issues probably arise. Finally, you’ll learn about a number of strategies that can help students with disabilities in the general education classroom cope with their sensory challenges.

Topics for Improving Learning and Independence

Learning and Independence Skills

Duration: 1:05

In this intermediate-level workshop, you’ll learn why and how the concept of inclusion is fostered in many schools, along with strategies to overcome common problems related to group instruction, curriculum, and social integration into an inclusive classroom.

Learning and Independence Support Strategies

Duration: 1:15

This workshop focuses on five types of strategies to support learning and independence in students with disabilities. These five specific strategies prepare you to implement changes tomorrow to help your

Learning Styles with Autism

Duration: 1:15

In this workshop, you’ll focus on the learning styles of most students with disabilities. You’ll learn about both their common weaknesses and some strengths, and by the end of this workshop, you’ll have the foundation of best practices that leverage their strengths to overcome their weaknesses.

The Impact of Learning with Autism

Duration: 0:50

This workshop addresses the daily impact, in an empathetic and respectful manner, that a diagnosis of autism brings. Starting with a focus on the students themselves, you’ll ultimately see how these challenges affect you and your classroom.

Case Studies in Learning

Duration: 1:10

The final workshop in this course uses the stories of six students—Melissa, Greg, Ryan, Mitchell, Tim, and Toby—to bring the challenges for students on the autism spectrum to life. Focused on learning and independence skills, the workshop shows how six talented and committed teachers can help these students.

Using Shaping and Chaining to Teach: From Simple Skills to Complex Sequences

Duration: 0:40

This workshop will show you how to use shaping and chaining to build functional skills that allow learners to be more independent in caring for themselves.

Facilitating Learning through Prompts and Prompt Fading

Duration: 1:30

Prompting is a method that enhances the effectiveness of teaching. You can use prompts to increase correct responses and prompt fading to increase a student’s independence. You will learn about the different types of prompts that can be used to enhance learning and how to use and effectively fade prompts to increase independence.

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Duration: 1:15

In this workshop, you’ll gain a good understanding of what the term Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) means, including its history and the prevalence of this type of disorder. You’ll also explore the most common areas of difficulty for those diagnosed with autism, and learn how families are affected when a child is diagnosed with autism or one of its related disorders.

Possible Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Duration: 1:20

In this second workshop within the Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder, you’ll look at the possible causes under investigation by researchers. While no conclusive answer has yet been found, science is looking hard at areas including biological, medical, and environmental.

Core Deficits in Students with Autism

Duration: 0:36

This workshop will give you a foundational understanding of the major areas of developmental delays and other challenges faced by students with autism. These include social interaction, communication and behavioral issues.

U. S. Federal Law

Duration: 0:56

This final workshop of the Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder course presents a comprehensive overview of U.S. federal legislation that ensures that all students qualifying for special education receive appropriate services, including a free, appropriate public education (FAPE), in the least restrictive environment (LRE). You’ll also explore the process that qualifies a student for special education, and learn about the required components of an individual educational program (IEP).

Introduction to Behavior Management

Introduction to the Principles and Functions of Behavior

Duration: 1:55

In this workshop, you’ll gain a good understanding of how science views behavior and the basics of behavior management. In addition, you’ll learn about the four primary functions, or purposes, of human behavior and how behavior can be analyzed using a three-term-contingency approach. Finally, you’ll explore the four behavioral contingencies that can change behavior.

Proactive Crisis Management

Duration: 1:22

In this second workshop in Introduction to Behavior Management, you’ll focus on a behavior crisis, learning what it is, how it develops, and most important, ways to short-circuit or lessen a blow-up. In addition, you’ll learn seven steps for managing a crisis effectively. You’ll also learn when it’s appropriate to use physical restraint—and when it isn’t.

Working with Oppositional Students

Duration: 1:20

This workshop focuses on students with Oppositional and Defiant Disorder (ODD), especially those who also have a diagnosis of disabilities. You’ll learn what ODD is and common causes; how to control learning environments and behavior to minimize outbursts; and how to help students with ODD—and disabilities—replace behaviors with other, more acceptable ones.

Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

Duration: 0:40

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of applied behavior analysis, and how it is used to teach new skills, decrease challenging behavior, and help people lead a more fulfilling life.

Introduction to Positive Behavior Support Plans

Duration: 1:20

This final workshop of the Introduction to Behavior Management Course addresses the creation of positive behavior support plans, explaining the purpose and use of these plans, how to incorporate proactive and reactive strategies and how to target replacement behaviors. Finally, you will learn why and how data is used to review and update behavior support plans.

Managing Challenging Behaviors

Proactive Behavior Management

Duration: 1:50

In this intermediate-level workshop, you’ll learn about setting events, antecedents, and functions of behavior—all concepts that behavior analysts use as they look at students’ actions scientifically. You’ll also see how understanding the function of behavior can help you proactively prevent the occurrence of behavioral issues.

Defining and Teaching Replacement Behaviors

Duration: 1:55

This workshop introduces two key concepts – “functionally equivalent behaviors” and “desired other behaviors”—and shows you how to use each one to address inappropriate behavior in the classroom.

Reactive Behavior Management

Duration: 1:40

In this workshop, you’ll focus on the reactive side of behavior management – what to do after a particular behavior occurs. Using the principle of positive reinforcement, you’ll learn how to use “extinction” to decrease problem behavior. You’ll also learn about differential reinforcement as a strategy. Finally, you’ll weigh the value of punishment as a behavioral change agent.

Improving Social Skills

Types of Social Skills

Duration: 0:55

In the first workshop in the course titled Improving Social Skills, you’ll investigate social skill deficits that affect individuals diagnosed with disabilities and discover useful strategies to teach social skills.

Activities to Develop Social Skills

Duration: 1:30

This workshop focuses on activities that can be used to teach social skills to students with disabilities. You’ll see how the five-step teaching process works to teach activities for each of the six social skills.

Support Strategies for Social Skills, Part I

Duration: 1:05

This workshop is Part I of two. In this part, you’ll learn how to use five types of support strategies to build a student’s social skills – predictable interactions, interactive games, unison activities, structured activities, and peer modeling. Part II presents two more strategies.

Support Strategies for Social Skills, Part II

Duration: 0:38

Following Part I, this workshop completes the two parts dealing with support strategies for social skill development. In this workshop, two more strategies are covered – choice boards and social narratives.

Teaching Social Skills

Duration: 1:15

In this workshop, you’ll see how much of the content presented in other workshops in this course comes together as six skilled and experienced teachers use a range of teaching strategies to help their students with disabilities. Using the five steps of a solid teaching process, you’ll follow each of them as they address one of the social skills with a student who might be a lot like one of yours.

The Impact of Social Challenges

Duration: 1:15

This workshop will show you the day-to-day impacts of a diagnosis of autism on an individual. Starting with an understanding of how the six foundational social skills normally develop in typical children, you’ll see the challenges of the three degrees of impairment on a student with autism and learn how both school performance and personal development are affected.

Special Topics Series

Teaching Appropriate Attention-Getting

Duration: 1:10

In this intermediate-level workshop, you’ll learn how to determine if a student with disabilities needs structured teaching of the specific skill of attention-getting. And if so, you’ll leave this workshop knowing how to teach them this skill, using visual explanations, modeling, and role-playing. In addition, you’ll see how to help them generalize this skill beyond your classroom.

Teaching an Individual to Ask for Breaks and Delays

Duration: 1:00

Knowing how to ask for a break can help a student with disabilities cope with sensory, academic, social, and other challenges when they threaten to overwhelm them. In this workshop, you’ll see how to use data to determine if a particular student needs help in this area and if so, how to teach this skill.

Toilet Training

Duration: 1:30

Few teachers are prepared to deal with toilet training in a school environment, but in some cases, this sensitive issue must be addressed. This workshop shows you how, in a matter-of-fact and very useful manner. You’ll learn the specific steps to teach, how to prepare for a successful teaching session, and best practices for making a success of the effort.

Visual Supports

Duration: 1:10

In this workshop, you’ll address visual supports for learning – what they are, why they’re used, and how to use them. You’ll also learn simple ways to create your own inexpensive and effective visual supports.

Token Economies and Other Creative Reinforcement Systems

Duration: 1:10

What is a “token economy”? This workshop will introduce you to the term and show you how the use of this kind of system can enhance your classroom. In addition, you’ll be introduced to several other reinforcement systems that can be used with token economies or on their own.

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