Dec 6, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Nicolle Carr, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, OTs, LMHCs, School Leaders, BCBAa, BCaBAs
Most students can generally be managed in the classroom with the existing tools in our toolbox. However, occasionally some students exhibit difficult behaviors that exceed our current tool set. In these instances, evidence based interventions should be implemented and aimed at both preventing the behavior from occurring as well as decreasing it once it occurs. In addition, students come to us with a variety of family backgrounds, histories of consequences, and biology.Due to this, the same interventions do not work with all students and what works with a student one day may not work the next.
This session will explain the behavioral neuroscience underlying each of the following disorders, the symptoms that result in the classroom, and how to implement more effective and strategic interventions using this information. Strategies for addressing behaviors related to each diagnosis will be discussed.
•Attention Deficit Disorder •Oppositional Defiant Disorder •Autism •Bipolar Disorder •Depression •Anxiety
A comprehensive toolbox starts with the use of effective classroom management strategies and continues through fidelity of prescribed intervention plans, where applicable. Research based interventions are most effective when the whole context is considered - from the setting event to the antecedent triggers to the consequences that follow.This session will also touch on how to narrow down the function of the student’s behavior using data and direct observations and how to use the data to determine baseline, targeted objectives and goals to increase student success.