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Decrease Disruptions and Improve Learning for Students with Complex Behavioral Challenges

Timed Agenda Day 1  

8:30-9:00

  • Importance of Training Therapists & Teachers to Improve Student Behavior
  • Description of Train-the-Trainers 2 Day Schedule
  • Meet who is here activity
  • References & Resources School behavioral strategies

9:00-9:30

  • Evidence relating mindfulness to decreased anxiety & improved behavior
  • Training by Presenting strategies in Progressive Developmental Order
  • Mindfulness graded easy enough to do, but too hard to think of other things
  • Mindful Movement Activities

9:30-10:00

  • Tense & Relax Muscles
  • Mindfulness Breathing
  • Developmental progressive Yoga Movement
  • Training Teachers to Lead Brief Music & Movement Breaks
10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45

  • PBIS in Schools
  • Assessing Resiliency: Attachment, Initiative & Self-Control
  • Training teachers & therapists to improve Attachment & Initiative
  • Training teachers & therapists to improve Self-Control

10:45-11:15

  • Assessing Internalizing & Externalizing Behavior Concerns
  • Addressing Internalizing Behavior Concerns in Class
  • Addressing Externalizing Behavior Concerns in Class
  • Staff Promotion of Family involvement in PBIS

11:15-11:45

  • Developmental Disabilities & Severe Behavioral Problems
  • QABF Assessment-Questions About Behavioral Function
  • Sensory approaches for non-social misbehavior (Sensory/Automatic reinforcement) functions
  • Functional Communication Training for Escape, Tangible, & Attention misbehavior functions
11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:30

  • How Arousal Levels Influence Class Behavior
  • Colors & Scents to Increase Arousal Level Awareness
  • Relating Arousal Levels to Feelings
  • Helping Students Calm their Arousal Levels

1:30-2:00

  • How Body Awareness Relates to Learning
  • Improving Body Awareness
  • Games to Increase Body Awareness
  • Self-massage strategy for reducing Self-Injurious Behavior
2:00-2:10 Break

2:10-2:40

  • Movement Break Activity to Teach Different Intelligences
  • Identifying environmental triggers for misbehavior
  • Identifying body triggers preceding misbehavior
  • Key Considerations when Training Teachers & Therapists

2:40-3:10

  • Developing IEP Behavioral Goals
  • ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) New Role of Therapists
  • Social Skills Groups/School wide interventions
  • Closing Poem, Write Questions, & Summary
3:10-3:15 Wrap Up

 

Timed Agenda Day 2  

8:30-9:00

  • Autism Related to Behavior Challenges
  • New Autism Diagnosis: Communication & Sensory Key Features
  • Using Coping Area & Coping Room
  • Optimally stable sitting

9:00-9:30

  • Seat separate & Assigned seats
  • Teaching boundaries by minimizing distractions: Noise canceling headphones & Study carols
  • Environmental structure for teaching boundaries
  • Trays & carpet squares

9:30-10:00

  • Gradually increasing attention
  • Gradually increasing choice making
  • Visual: Lists, Schedules, Support
  • Sensory Environment Adaptations for a Quiet Alert State
10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45

  • Goal-Plan-Review
  • Movement embedded in classroom routine
  • Minimizing & Preparing Transitions
  • Naturalistic Approach to Tactile Defensiveness

10:45-11:15

  • Touch & Sensory Input Reinforces & Reduces Distress
  • Self brushing activities
  • Teaching Back Vibration, Brushing, Massage
  • Classroom Touch Video

11:15-11:45

  • Freeze Shake-Dance
  • Ten little hotdogs movement break
  • Set clear class behavioral expectations
  • Give feedback and rewards regarding behavior
11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:30

  • Structuring the playground for self-control
  • Increase salience of teaching cues: Math fidgets, listen while read, highlighting plus signs
  • Sticker Chart Individual Implementation
  • Sticker Chart Classroom Implementation

1:30-2:00

  • Problem Solving Song
  • FAB Turtle Strategy
  • Determining the most effective reinforcement
  • Trainers Reflection Game
2:00-2:10 Break

2:10-2:40

  • Individualizing Behavioral Goals & Interventions using FAB Forms
  • 3-Comic Chain
  • Reinforce attempts
  • Intersperse Easy Activities with challenging tasks to improve frustration tolerance

2:40-3:10

  • Sensory & responsibility embedded in class jobs
  • Parental permission and teacher rules for environmental adaptations
  • Home Programs and next year teacher suggestions
  • Closing Story, Summary & Questions & Conclusion
3:10-3:15 Wrap Up

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