Dec 15, 2022 - 4:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Michelle Levy, MS SPED, SBL, SDL
Early Intervention, Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Teachers, Speech Pathologists, LMHCs, Psychologist – Licensed, Psychologists – School, School Leaders, Social Workers
School personnel sometimes assume that problematic student behaviors exist primarily within in the child and underestimate the degree to which external environmental factors impact student academic and behavioral performance. The fields of education and human behavior have long recognized the complex nature of student behavior and its relationship to the child’s learning environment.Understanding this relationship and the presence of these factors helps educators and clinicians become more effective in their analysis and development of strategies to respond to behaviors which negatively impact student success. By examining the environment, staff can use this knowledge to manipulate and alter the conditions which serve as triggers to the challenging behaviors thereby improving the learning environment for struggling
In this session, participants will learn how a variety of internal and external environmental factors may negatively impact student behavior and how to use this knowledge to formulate more effective instructional practices and behavior interventions. Proactive strategies that can be used to decrease the frequency, duration and intensity of challenging behaviors will be discussed. This information is applicable for classroom and related service settings and can also be used by personnel providing consultation services.