PROVIDED BY SUMMIT BEHAVIORAL
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Effective professional development opportunities are critical to providing successful educational services to students. With more than thirty years of experience in the fields of education and behavior, the professional development team at Summit Behavioral Services offers a variety of engaging, practical trainings and workshops for educators and others who work with children.
Whether your district is needing information on the basics of behavior or training on providing more intensive verbal behavior programming for students, Summit Behavioral Services is ready to design a professional development opportunity specific to the needs of your district.
The Science of Behavior: Behavior Principles and Application to the School Setting
In order to design and implement effective individualized behavior supports and programs, school teams must have a shared working knowledge of the principles of behavior. This ½ day training is designed to provide educators with an understanding of behavior basics and how those concepts apply to the school environment. This workshop is strongly recommended as a foundation for all other trainings.
Creating Intensive ABA Based Verbal Behavior Programs for Students with ASD and Other Language/Learning Challenges (Bootcamp)
This intensive 3-day training will provide participants the opportunity to learn skills necessary to design and implement evidence-based programs for students with autism and other developmental disorders which are grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis and emphasize the acquisition of verbal behavior (language) repertoires. Concepts covered will include basic principles of ABA, errorless teaching and error correction procedures, the verbal operants, data collection, and programming based on verbal behavior assessments. Participants will also learn the critical importance of teaching students how to ask (mand) for what they want/need and how to incorporate mand training into their students’ programs. Participants will be required to complete written pre/post-tests, demonstrate teaching procedures, accurately complete data collection procedures, as well as orally define ABA terms.
**This 3-day training is a prerequisite to the additional trainings listed below.
Advanced Protocol Training
Follow-Up Trainings to Bootcamp!
This 2-day training will teach participants how to take knowledge and skills learned in the “bootcamp” to expand the language repertoires of students. Instructional protocols for advanced language concepts such as tacting actions, pronouns, and prepositions, multiple component tacts, tacting by feature/function/class and advanced listener responding skills will be covered. For each instructional protocol, corresponding error correction and data collection systems will be covered. Training components will include written pre/posttests, oral competencies and skill competency checks of teaching protocols.
Participants must have attended the 3-day boot camp training.
Establishing Basic Skill Sets
Follow-Up Trainings to Bootcamp!
Quite often, students on the autism spectrum, as well as learners with other developmental delays, present with limited skill sets. This 2-day training will cover methods for assessing and establishing early basic skills as a starting point so that effective programs can be developed. Concepts that will be covered include methods for establishing instructional control through pairing, teaching strategies for beginning programs, and a framework for responding to problem behavior. Training components will include written pre/post tests, oral competencies and demonstration of teaching procedures.
Participants must have attended the 3-day bootcamp training.
Ongoing Support and Consultation for Developing Quality ABA Based Verbal Behavior Programming
In order to ensure quality implementation of verbal behavior programming, board certified behavior analysts under the supervision of Stacey Martin will available for ongoing support and consultation tailored to each situation’s individuals needs.
Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Educational Setting
Autism Spectrum Disorders now affect approximately 1 in every 59 children and can have a lifelong impact on many areas of functioning, including learning, social interactions and independent living skills. Educating individuals with ASD can be challenging and requires educators and families to have an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as information on interventions that can assist the student
with ASD in achieving positive outcomes. In this 4-day training Stacey and Kaye will provide an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). From assessment to programming, participants will learn the various ways ASD can impact students and how best to design programs in order to meet the unique needs of those on the autism spectrum. The importance of evidence-based interventions and data-based decision making will be discussed as well as the need to consider the individual characteristics of the student with ASD. A variety of topics will be covered including characteristics of those with ASD, behavioral concepts and interventions, social development, using visual supports, increasing communication skills, and creating effective programs.
The workshop will open with a parent panel and close with a guest speaker who is on the autism spectrum.
How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior: Developing a Trauma Informed Multi-Tiered Systems of Behavior Support
Why do some children’s problem behavior continue and/or escalate no matter how adults respond? Individuals with pervasive and persistent challenging behavior are often reinforced by the very things that are commonly used as consequences for misbehavior. In order to break the cycle of problem-punish-problem-punish, adults need a different approach that considers the function of problem behavior or the factors that contribute to its occurrence and maintenance including a history of trauma. Kaye is the co-author of the best selling book How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior and has over twenty-five years of experience working as a behavior specialist in public schools supporting students of all ages and ability levels. In this 1-day workshop she will outline a multi-tiered systematic approach to behavior support which includes four components: 1) instruction, 2) prevention, 3) reinforcement, and 4) undesirable consequences. Practical ideas and strategies at the schoolwide, class-wide, and individual student level will be described that have been proven to result in an efficient and effective comprehensive system of managing challenging behavior.
Mandt Student Academy
Schools have the immense challenge of providing a safe learning environment for all students, staff and community members. The Mandt System has been helping schools and other care facilities do just that since 1975. This 3-day training is a comprehensive, integrated approach to preventing, de-escalating and if necessary, intervening when the behavior of an individual poses a threat of harm to themselves and/or others. It also provides the emotional, psychological and physical safety needed to teach new behaviors. Summit Behavioral Services is partnering with The Mandt System to provide this training to schools and care facilities in the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas.
Do you have a professional development need related to behavior, autism and/or special education not covered by on of these professional development opportunities? Contact us and we will customize a training to meet your individual needs!
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