Two-Day Train‑the‑Trainer Institute:
Specifically Designed for PreK-Grade 12 Special Education Teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, School Teams, Behavioral Interventionists, Psychologists, and Administrators
- Train your staff to use the best, most current strategies to address complex behavioral challenges, including students who present with Developmental, Autism Spectrum, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Cognitive Disability, Executive Functioning, Sensory Integration, and Oppositional Defiant Disorders
- Empower teachers and therapists to embed powerful, coordinated and tiered interventions that decrease disruptions and improve learning for students with behavioral challenges
- Step-by step guidance for training staff to implement strategies that dramatically improve behavior within existing curricula
- Receive critical information on how to deliver high-quality, engaging and effective training sessions to your staff when you return
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Students with complex behavioral challenges often struggle to participate appropriately in learning activities without disrupting other students. How can we effectively teach students with complex behavioral challenges in the least restric-tive environment? How can we motivate these students, and help them participate in appropriate ways as learners? Over time, these students with complex behavioral challenges often become difficult for teachers, therapists and peers to in-teract with and can enter a cycle of disruptive, problematic behaviors. What if you could train your staff, including regular and special education teachers as well as school occupational, speech/language, physical, and mental health therapists to work together to help these students learn without disrupting others?
This two-day institute is designed expressly for this purpose—to help your teaching and therapy staff work coopera-tively to help students with complex behavioral challenges.John Pagano has developed an interactive, hands-on, highly effective train-the-trainer opportunity you won't want to miss. This two-day institute focuses on practical, coordinated multidisciplinary interventions designed to decrease disruptions and improve learning for students with complex behavioral challenges. Participants will gain and build expertise in developing individualized environmental adaptation, sensory modulation, positive behavior support and physical self-regulation strategies that help students with complex behavioral challenges be successful as learners. Participants will also receive extensive resources to train staff members in these powerful strategies.
A Practical, Two-Day Train-the-Trainer Program to Train Educators and Therapists to Decrease Disruptions and Improve Learning for Students with Complex Behavioral Challenges (Grades PK-12)
Send one or more teachers, therapists, or a team to this training program and they will return to your school(s) with powerful professional development strategies and resources to support and train your staff to decrease disruptions and increase learning for students with complex behavioral challenges.
Benefits of attending:
- Apply practical, clinically-proven, evidence-based strategies that address complex behavioral challenges and improve learning
- Integrate developmentally appropriate environmental adaptations, sensory, mindfulness, movement, and behavioral strategies into your current teaching or therapy
- Brief movement breaks for use with students with varied developmental challenges, ages, and behavioral challenges
- Address behavioral challenges for students with Autism Spectrum, developmental, intellectual, post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health, and sensory modulation challenges
- Treatment videos to help staff develop efficient, individualized programs to effectively manage behaviors that impede learning
- Efficiently distinguish and address sensory processing and behavioral challenges
- Strategies that work – across the multidisciplinary team, including special education, classroom teachers, occupa-tional, speech/language, physical, and mental health therapists
- Train multidisciplinary teams to implement highly effective interventions that are individualized to students' diverse intelligences, learning styles, sensory profiles, and executive functioning
- Receive a toolkit of effective sensory coping strategies that can be individualized to address the changing classroom management challenges in your school(s) or district
This Two Day Train-the-Trainer Program is Cost Effective
If you are interested in providing high-quality training for educators or therapists in your school(s) or district to decrease disruptions and improve learning for students with complex behavioral challenges, this is the perfect opportunity. Send one teacher, therapist or a team and they will leave with an extensive trainer-of-trainers handbook filled with the tools needed for their own training, as well as access to a companion web-based link filled with additional resources and a PowerPoint template to use in training other educators and therapists. The focus of this two-day institute will be on the tools and strategies needed to train other educators, therapists and educational teams to implement the multidisciplinary, developmentally sequenced strategies to decrease disruptions and improve learning for students with complex behavioral challenges.
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Dozens of practical strategies and activities to increase learning and reduce disruptive behavior
- Train staff to more effectively address diverse underlying challenges that can negatively impact behavior including Cognitive Disability, Developmental, Autism Spectrum, Sensory Integration, Executive Functioning, Post-Traumatic Stress, and Oppositional Defiant Disorders
- A wealth of multidisciplinary environmental adaptation, mindfulness, sensory modulation, positive behavior support and physical self-regulation strategies that improve student behavior
- Practical strategies to decrease physical and verbal aggression of students with complex behavioral challenges
- Train staff to enhance the effectiveness of behavioral interventions
- Intervention ideas that create a more fun, supportive, productive and successful learning experience for students with complex behavioral challenges
- Step-by-step developmentally sequenced activities that can be applied across developmental and grade levels
- Ways to improve students' sensory processing and behavior
- Instruct your staff on strategies for consistently implementing Trauma-informed teaching and therapy
- Learn activities that help to decrease disruptions and improve behavior across all settings from whole class to small group to 1:1
- Reinforcement strategies to motivate students across diverse developmental and grade levels
- Develop individualized visual supports that orient students to their daily schedule and classroom expectations
- Strategies to help students understand and modulate their arousal levels for improved self-control and behavior
- Utilize fun, engaging activities across developmental and grade levels to increase students' self-control and direction following
- Enable your educators and therapists to quickly develop effective and consistent rules, activities and reinforcements to help students with complex behavioral challenges
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
As trained educators and therapists, we have the skills to help students behave appropriately, learn and succeed in school. However, we increasingly see students who demonstrate complex behavioral challenges that disrupt both their own and their classmates' learning. How do we build on our expertise as educators and therapists to work together to help these students manage their inappropriate behavior? How can we best train our fellow educators and therapists to do this as well?
In our two days together, we will practice implementing environmental adaptation, sensory modulation, positive behavior support, and physical self-regulation strategies designed to decrease disruptions and improve learning. Through hands-on practice, we will learn how to train fellow educators and therapists to develop individualized activity programs that improve the behavior of students with complex challenges. We will focus on strategies that can be implemented in a variety of settings, including individual, small group, and class-wide. We will use treatment videos to help you practice developing individualized behavioral interventions for your most challenging students, and will focus on specific ways you can use these to train your fellow educators and therapists to implement these outstanding strategies.
Come laugh, move and learn as we explore practical strategies and solutions. You will learn to implement strategies in a developmental sequence so they can be individualized for students at diverse levels (from severely developmentally disabled to highly capable) and across grade levels. I am excited to share with you the best of what I have found works in terms of practical, evidence-based strategies you can use to decrease disruptions and improve learning of your students with complex behavioral challenges.
John Pagano, Ph.D., OTR/L
P.S. You will also receive an extensive digital resource handbook, access to a companion web-based link filled with more resources and tools for easy access when you return, and a PowerPoint template you can adapt and use in your training back at your schools.
Who Should Attend
Educators Serving Grades 6-12: Science Department Heads, Team Leaders, Science Coaches, Science Coordinators, Science Teachers, Professional Development Trainers, and Administrators
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this institute. The handbook includes:
- Ready-to-use templates, strategies and interventions for training staff to better support students with complex behavioral challenges
- Reproducible forms, templates and intervention strategies that can be used consistently across classroom, small group and individual settings
- Extensive lists of practical, evidence-based resources, books and web sites for quickly obtaining behavioral strategies and visual supports
Meet and Share
This institute provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators and therapists interested in decreasing disruptions and improving learning for students with complex behavioral challenges.
John Pagano will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
Semester Credit Option
Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.
Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.