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Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavior Challenges (Including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-nos, Anxiety, Attention Deficits, Social Skills Deficits, & Behavioral Issues)

Description:

March 19, 2019 – Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed.

Make Social and Executive Functioning Skills Stick! Practical Strategies to Teach Your Students Immediately! This seminar will provide you with strategies and lesson plans for teaching social skills to school-age students, many of which can easily be replicated the day after this seminar in your own classroom! This training will provide participants with concrete explanations regarding the social relation areas of difficulties experienced by students with ASD, followed by numerous, practical, instructional strategies, resources, and curriculums specific to social relations skill assessment instruction.

This presentation will focus on practical strategies, tools, and concepts that can easily be used the next day to support social skills as well as executive functioning in students.

7:00 – 8:00 AM - Registration 8:00 – 9:30 AM – What are Executive Functions? 9:30 – 9:45 AM - Break 9:45 – 11:30 AM – Strategies to Improve Motivation, Planning, Organization, and Working Memory 11:30 – 12:30 PM - Lunch-on your own 12:30 – 2:00 PM – Lesson Plans to Teach Social Skills 2:00 – 2:15 PM - Break 2:15 – 3:30 PM - Practical Strategies to Teach Emotional Control

March 20, 2019 – Ross Greene, Ph.D.

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavior Challenges This is the empirically supported model Dr. Ross Greene described in his influential books -The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. The CPS model (Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Model) has transformed thinking and practices in countless families, schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world, and has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, challenging behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, seclusions and physical, chemical, and mechanical restraints. The model represents a significant departure from discipline-as-usual: it focuses on solving problems rather than on modifying behavior, emphasizes collaborative rather than unilateral solutions, encourages proactive rather than reactive intervention, de-emphasizes diagnostic categories, and provides practical, research-based tools for assessment and intervention. Participants in this workshop will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the model, its refinements over the past 8-10 years, and practical assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to and used in these diverse settings.

First Segment • * Key Themes/Key Questions * Why are challenging kids challenging? Explanations for challenging behavior * When are challenging kids challenging? The clash of two forces

Second Segment • * Identifying lagging skills and unsolved problems: The ALSUP * Keeping track: The Problem-Solving Plan

Third Segment • * Overview of the The Plans * Plan B: The Empathy Step: Drilling for Information and Other Topics

Fourth Segment • * The Define Adult Concerns step: How is the Problem Affecting the Child and/or Others? * The Invitation step: Reaching Realistic and Mutually Satisfactory Solutions * Special Topics: * Implementation in Systems: Start Small * Plan B with Kids and Language Processing and Communication Delays * How are the Skills Trained?

7:00 – 8:00 AM - Registration 8:00 – 9:30 AM – Behavior challenges; five key points; prevention, proactivity, and comorbidity 9:30 – 9:45 AM - Break 9:45 – 11:30 AM – Teaching the replacement behaviors; tips, tools and practical strategies 11:30 – 12:30 PM - Lunch-on your own 12:30 – 2:00 PM – Specific strategies for anxiety, impulsivity and anger 2:00 – 2:15 PM - Break 2:15 – 3:30 PM – Dealing effectively with meltdowns, blowups and after care

Registration Cost:

Early Bird (Until Dec. 21, 2019): 1 Day Conference $150 2 Day Conference $200

Regular Pricing (After Dec. 21, 2019): 1 Day Conference $170 2 Day Conference $230

A courtesy block of rooms is available at the Double Tree – Midlothian for $112 until February 25, 2019. Please refer to AEP Connections when booking for group rate.

Date(s):


3/19/2019 8:00 AM - 3/19/2019 3:30 PM,
3/20/2019 8:00 AM - 3/20/2019 3:30 PM

Location(s):

Double Tree–Midlothian
1021 Koger Center Blvd.
Richmond, Virginia 23235	
(804) 379-0973

Contact(s):

AEP Connections LLC
(920) 224-4794
info@aepconnections.com

Tag(s):

Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Challenging Behavior Emotional Disabilities Parent/Family Related Services