This training involves applications of the Pyramid Approach to Education to the management of challenging behaviors. Discussions focus on analyzing and addressing a learners skill deficits prior to or while simultaneously addressing contextually inappropriate behaviors.

The Guide to Managing Challenging Behaviors training involves an introduction to broad-spectrum behavior analysis in the form of the Pyramid Approach to Education. Discussion focuses on the importance of addressing students’ skill deficits prior to or simultaneously with addressing behavior excess or other unwanted behavior. Other key elements of the training include the description and the design of effective educational settings that emphasize the use of systematic reinforcement. The link between functional activities, communication training and the reduction of unwanted behavior is explored. In addition, issues related to teaching skills are addressed. This workshop teaches participants to determine and define unwanted behavior targeted for intervention. Participants are assisted with understanding the functional assessment of behavior, and the selection and teaching of alternative responses to replace unwanted behavior. Participants are exposed to antecedent strategies designed to reduce unwanted behavior as well as differential reinforcement procedures and consequence based strategies. Finally, issues related to the evaluation and monitoring of behavior plans are discussed.

What you will learn

  • How to operationally define behavior
  • How to identify and conduct a functional assessment
  • How to select and teach functionally equivalent behavior to unwanted behavior
  • How to identify consequence-based strategies for reducing unwanted behavior
  • How to measure, assess, and maintain the efficacy of behavior intervention

Workshop Details

Agenda: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Time: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

CEUs: 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)

Tuition Includes: Detailed Handouts with space for note taking, Certificate of Attendance, Continental Breakfast, ASHA CEUs are available


This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)

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