Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm (7:30am Registration and Complimentary Continental Breakfast)
5300 West Touhy Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
This course will review techniques for assessing and establishing high quality learner participation during therapy sessions or the school day. Specific attention will be given to discussing several instructional protocols for improving specific learner repertoires. Attendees will learn to gauge learner motivation; they will then use this ability to identify preferences for particular reinforces as well as preferences towards particular instructional techniques. These techniques will be useful when creating treatment or lesson plans for children with challenging behavior to make your therapy sessions or school day more manageable.
All participants successfully completing this course will receive course completion certificates. This course is approved for CEU credit for: IL state teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors and BCBAs.
The course has an intermediate educational level with no prerequisites and will consist
of lectures, case studies and a question and answer session.
Recommended Readings prior to course, include "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires” and “What You Need to Know About Motivation and Teaching Games: An in-depth analysis” but are not required.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the concept of “steam”
2. List 3 reinforcers
3. Identify 3 strategies to obtain maximum progress from students and clients
4. Identify 3 strategies in assisting children to accept prompts
5. Label functional applications for student/clients’ skills