Managing Challenging Behaviors Using Structured TEACCHing Training

Practical strategies utilizing Structured Teaching methods designed for managing challenging behaviors in pre-school and school-aged individuals with autism.

When Nov 16, 2017 09:00 AM to
Nov 17, 2017 04:30 PM
Where Asheville, NC
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Attendees Special education teachers, regular educational teachers, assistant teachers, speech/language and occupational therapists, and other professionals working with students with ASD.
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This two-day workshop will provide participants with practical strategies utilizing Structured Teaching methods designed for managing challenging behaviors in pre-school and school-aged individuals with autism.  Structured Teaching is based on understanding the learning style of individuals who have an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) 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 using Structured Teaching to manage antecedents and prevent behaviors.  Strategies to address co-morbid conditions will also be discussed.  The workshop will include lectures, interactive discussions and small group activities. 

Objectives:  This workshop will help participants:

  • Understand how autism spectrum disorders affect the learning style and behavior of individuals with an ASD
  • Develop behavior management strategies for students with or without co-morbid diagnoses
  • Implement Structured TEACCHing strategies with preschool through high school aged individuals
  • Learn how to avoid, analyze, and solve behavior problems
  • Understand co-morbid diagnoses and how they interact with ASD, and determine if challenging behaviors are a result of ASD or co-occurring conditions
  • Understand the origins, presence, and maintenance of severe anxiety in students, how anxiety contributes to challenging behaviors, and how to implement strategies to address anxiety.
     

Target Audience:  Special education teachers, regular educational teachers, assistant teachers, speech/language and occupational therapists, and other professionals working with students with ASD.

Presenters:

  • Michele Villalobos, Ph.D., Director Asheville TEACCH
  • Stephen Semcho, M.A., LPA, Autism Specialist

CEUs:

1.15 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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