Feb 28, 2024 - 4:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Jaime Webber, MS SPED, BCBA
Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Teacher, Speech Pathologist, LMHC, Psychologist – Licensed, Psychologists – School, School Leader, Social Worker
Concerns and challenges arise when students present with aggressive and violent behaviors, which are further complicated when displayed by children with disabilities. School personnel must determine the best course of action to take in managing the behaviors and maintaining a safe environment. This workshop provides a comprehensive training in understanding the nature of aggressive behaviors, the proper interventions needed to obtain long-term positive outcomes, and crisis management strategies that should be considered when trying to maintain a safe environment at school.
Two models will be presented to address these behaviors. The behavioral model will be reviewed, emphasizing the underlying primary functions of behaviors, and highlighting social-based functions within the classroom setting. Automatic (sensory) functions will be discussed, especially within the context of self-injurious behavior. The second model will be a basic crisis management model that considers the steps that should be taken by a school team to maintain safety. Safety considerations, especially within the context of a school setting, should take precedence over the behavioral model. This session will combine these models into a comprehensive model that strives to produce positive outcomes but maintains the safety of all students. Sample behavior intervention plans will be reviewed.