Managing Challenging Behaviors Using Structured TEACCHing Training

When Oct 02, 2017 09:00 AM to
Oct 03, 2017 04:30 PM
Where Eastern AHEC - 2600 W. Arlington Blvd Greenville, NC
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Training Details: 

The training program is held daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day of training for event registration. 

Description: 

This two-day workshop will provide participants with practical strategies utilizing Structured Teaching methods designed for managing challenging behaviors in preschool thorough high school-aged individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Structured Teaching is based on understanding the learning styles of individuals who have ASD and the use of visual supports to promote meaning and independence.  

The primary focus of the training will be on understanding the purpose of challenging behaviors and implementing antecedent based interventions to prevent behaviors.  Strategies to address co-morbid conditions will also be discussed.  The workshop will include presentations, interactive discussions and small group activities. 

Objectives:
Upon completion of this training, the participant will be able to:

    • Understand how the learning styles of individuals with ASD affect behavior 
    • Follow a problem solving approach to understand and address challenging behaviors in individuals with ASD
    • Develop and implement Structured TEACCHing strategies to prevent and/or address challenging behaviors
    • Understand the relationship between co-morbid diagnoses and challenging behaviors
    • Implement strategies to address anxiety in individuals with ASD. 

    Target Audience:

    Special education teachers, general educational teachers, assistant teachers, speech/language and occupational therapists, and other professionals working with students with ASD.

    Presenters:

    • Jill Scercy, Director of Greenville TEACCH, MS, LMFT 
    • Ashley Tripp, Autism Specialist, MS, LMFT

    CEUs:

    1.25 CEUs are available upon completion of the entire course.

    Participants receiving credit for a course are responsible for checking with their state licensing board or accrediting organization to determine if the event meets their continuing education requirements.

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