Professional & Para-Professional Trainings and Workshops
Professional Workshop: Teaching Functional Communication with Sign, PECS, and Voice Output
Do your students have a solid communication system with targets and strategies in place? No?
Are they demonstrating significant problem behavior? Yes?
Then, this workshop is for you! In this training, participants will learn the importance of focusing on building communication skills with their learners. We’ll discuss the relationship between challenging behavior and the inability to request. We’ll review each system (sign, PECS and Voice Output) and learn how to create opportunities for use throughout the day. Participants will also learn important error correction procedures.
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training
A six-hour, two-day training in the prevention and intervention of harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, and discrimination in schools. This training meets the NYS Education training requirement for professionals applying for certificates or licensure, including, but not limited to teaching assistants, classroom teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, school administrators or supervisors, and superintendents of schools.
Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This course will provide an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders and effective treatment practices. A review of diagnostic categories, etiology, and current research will establish the foundation for this course. Key factors that impact individuals within an educational setting will be discussed (e.g. communication, social skills, executive functioning, sensory, and behavioral characteristics) and support strategies and evidence based teaching methodologies will be presented. Participants will be introduced to functional behavior assessments and how they are used to develop positive behavioral support plans.
Summer Autism Training Institute: Beyond the Basics
Offered in July of each year at both our Kingston and Ellenville Locations
This 4-part workshop series is designed to provide teachers, clinicians, and other educational professionals with an understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Verbal Behavior (VB), visual supports and language development strategies. We will discuss and demonstrate the application of key behavioral principles such as motivation, stimulus control, reinforcement and how they play out into increasing positive behaviors. Professionals: Earn 12 CTLE Hours with this Valuable Training. Hands-on activities and video examples will add to the discussion and give participants specific strategies to incorporate into the classroom, therapy session or home.