Complex Behaviors: Supporting Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
FDLRS Action/Lake Room Computer Lab, 3130 Edgewater Dr. Orlando, FL 32804

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Complex Behaviors: Supporting Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities

Target Audience: Exceptional Education Teachers (K-12), Behavior Specialists, Teachers of students with Emotional/Behavioral disabilities, Counselors, Social Workers and Administrators.

Course Objective:  Participants will gain an introductory level of understanding the behavioral characteristics of students with emotional/behavioral disabilities and effective educational strategies to best support them.

Course Description: This one day course begins with a review of foundational information linking research of trauma and its effect on a developing brain.  Participants will be introduced to strategies to enhance behavior and learning outcomes in the educational environment.

Participants will understand:

  • the importance of positive teacher/student relationships

  • the impacts of trauma on the brain  

  • basic human needs

  • communication starters and stoppers  

Strategies include:

  • Trauma-Informed mindful practices for the teacher and student

  • Effective use of verbal de-escalation techniques

  • Use of restorative practices

  • Implementation of structured behavioral management systems (i.e. contracts, point sheets, level systems)

  • Actions to build cognitive capacity and executive function

Implementation Activity:  Student pre- and post- data to be entered into the FDLRS Impact Data website are required prior to receiving 12 inservice credits.

Follow Up Method: Email communication and coaching throughout the implementation period, as well as on-site coaching (per participant request), will be available.

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