Special Education/SELPA

  • Diagnostic Center North Training

    Cognitive Behavioral Interventions in the Classroom - September 7, 2016 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (Presenter: Shari Gent, M.S. Education Specialist)

    Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBIs) have been found by the US  Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to be effective at multiple tiers of support to improve self-regulation of emotions and behavior and prevent special education students from dropping out of school. CBI is based on the principle that behavior is mediated by cognitive processes. Students learn to examine their thoughts and feelings, recognize when negativity arises, and use strategies to change their emotionis and behavior. Educators are encouraged to bring specific student concerns to the workshop to develop an implementation plan.

    Behavioral Intervention & Emergency Intervention Training

    September 21, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm (Presenter:  Andrew Weiher, MA, BCBA, Behavioral Health Specialist)

    Training Focus Points:

    • A review of Behavioral Intervention procedures will occur; this includes but not limited to Functional Assessment methodology, creation of a Behavior Intervention Plan, and an overview of Behavior Services.
    • Examples of materials, procedures to be utilized, as well as templates for reports will be reviewed.
    • Reporting guidelines will be outlined.
    • A review of ethical considerations when developing and implementing Behavioral Intervention and Emergency Intervention procedures will be reviewed.
    • A clinical Question and Answer session as it relates to Functional Behavior Assessment; Behavior Intervention services for specific cases that participants have in mind will occur at the end of the training.

    Method: The Show, Tell, Guide Methodology will be utilized. Staff will also receive copies of current Behavioral Intervention and Emergency Intervention Policy as adopted by Marin County SELPA.