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All Behavior is Functional: Functions of Behavior and How to Increase Participation and Manage Misbehavior


Approximately 10 percent of the school population (or 9-13 million children) struggle with and demonstrate behaviors associated with mental health problems, ASD, developmental and learning disabilities. Additionally, on the rise, are students who struggle day to day from the effects of trauma or bullying. In the classroom, children with behavioral challenges often fail in school, waste time in detention or suspension, fall behind academically or never master the skills they need to make adequate progress. All the while, educators and all school-based professionals are under pressure to show progress for every student every year.
This course is relevant to all who work in schools with children ages 5-21 in both regular and special education settings. This course has been designed for all school administrators, regular and special education teachers (grades K-12 and ages 5 to 21),special area teachers (gym, art, music, technology) school psychologists, school counselors, guidance counselors, social workers, speech and language therapists or speech pathologists and occupational or physical therapists.
Course of objectives:
1. Participants will learn the basics of behavior
2. Participants will gain an understanding of the functions of behavior and how to use this methodology to understand behavior
3. Participants will synthesize their learning in order to help them manage the misbehavior of even the most challenging of students
4. Participants will apply behavior principles in order to create systems to motivate and get more out of their students

ON-LINE (3 Credits / 45 hours) in-service credit only


(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only


Randi B. Miller