Assoication for Positive Behavior Support. The Second International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. March 10-12, 2005. Tampa Marriott Waterside, Tampa Florida.


SWK101 I CAN PROBLEM SOLVE: Teaching Children How to Think and Care
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bonnie Aberson, Private Practice

This workshop will introduce participants to the curriculum and application of problem solving communication with children based on the nationally recognized and scientifically based I Can Problem Solve/Raising a Thinking Child program. Participants will become acquainted with the games that teach children pre problem solving vocabulary, empathy, and how to think through role playing, video tapes, and examples of using problem solving communication in every day situations. The application of this approach in various settings, cross culturally, and to special needs populations will also be addressed.

SWK102 Sleep Disorders and Their Treatment
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
V. Mark Durand, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of sleep and the problems that are associated with it. Highlighted will be a number of the more common disturbances of sleep such as bedtime difficulties, night waking, circadian rhythm disorders and sleep terrors, and recent work on the non-medical treatments for these problems. Featured will be how these sleep problems can disrupt teaching efforts along with how they can make behavior problems worse. Described will be our work with children who have special needs such as autism and other pervasive developmental disorders -- all of whom appear to exhibit a higher prevalence of sleep problems compared to the general population.

SWK103 Creating Positive Behavior Support Plans for Students with Behavioral Disorders
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tim Lewis. University of Missouri

This workshop will provide an overview of essential features of individual student PBS plans including functional assessment and function-based interventions. Connect points to larger school-wide systems of PBS will also be emphasized to promote maintenance and generalization.

SWK104 Getting the Best Bang for Your Buck
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Byron Neff and Stacie Neff, University of South Florida

Description: Are you frustrated with the lack of compliance you encounter every day? Are you tired of people not listening to you, even when you know (and they know) you're right?! This workshop will teach several fundamental Tools designed to improve your communication skills and generate more desirable outcomes whether you're implementing an intervention with a client or interacting with a child, co-worker or significant other. These positive, proactive Tools will be discussed, modeled and practiced.

SWK105 The Power of Peers: Peer Strategies to Support Appropriate Behavior and Social Skills
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Phil Strain, University of Colorado

This presentation will address four basic questions regarding peer-mediated social skills intervention:
1. What are the key skills to teach,
2. How to teach typical children the necessary intervention skills,
3. How to embed social opportunities into your daily routine, and
4. How to evaluate progress

SWK106 Get a Life!: Putting Transition Plans into Action for High School Students
with Special Needs
8:30 am - 12:30pm
Darlene Magito McLaughlin, Kaarin Anderson Ryan, and Michelle McAtee, Positive Behavior Support Consulting and Psychological Resources, P.C. and Paul & Carrie Fleishman, Hauppauge School District, Long Island, NY

Families, teachers, and school administrators often wonder what life will look like for inclusion students after graduation. In large part, the answer depends on the supports that are put into place before graduation. This presentation will focus on a proactive model for transition planning that allows students with special needs to work on essential outcomes well before graduation. Practical solutions will be shared for identifying and promoting relevant skill-building, relationship development, choice-making, community membership, and job/career experiences at home and at school in order to give each student with special needs the opportunity to graduate to meaningful postsecondary experiences.

SWK107 School-wide Positive Behavior Support
8:30 am -12:30 pm
Rob Horner & George Sugai, University of Oregon

School-wide positive behavior support is an approach that blends effective behavior support practices with sound organizational systems to produce durable change in the social climate of schools. Emphasis is given both to improved social behavior and improved academic performance. As of September 2004, 2700 schools in 30 states are implementing school-wide positive behavior support. This workshop will provide an introduction to the core features of school-wide positive behavior support, an overview of the research outcomes, and discussion about how this approach allows implementation on a large scale.

SWK108 Preference-Based Teaching: Helping People with Developmental
Disabilities Enjoy Learning Without Problem Behavior
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dennis Reid, Florida State University

This workshop will describe a preference-based teaching approach for helping people with developmental disabilities enjoy learning functional skills without problem behavior during teaching sessions. The focus is on how to make teaching programs highly preferred for learners (as indicated, for example, through indices of happiness and absence of indices of unhappiness). A program approach will be described and demonstrated that: (a) enhances the preferred nature of teaching programs to increase learner enjoyment in participating in the programs, and (b) removes the motivation for problem behavior that often occurs in attempts to escape or avoid the programs. Specific strategies to be described include how a teacher or instructor can build rapport with a learner such that the learner will enjoy working with the teacher, using preferred events as antecedents and consequences to teaching sessions, interspersing preferred events within instructional trials, incorporating efficient choice opportunities within the teaching process, and timing the scheduling of teaching sessions to promote learner enjoyment. Summaries of recent applied research programs will also be provided to demonstrate the evidence base of preference-based teaching. Workshop procedures will include role-play lecture/presentation, visual representation of key points with overhead transparencies, demonstrations

SWK109 An Introduction to Classroom Positive Behavior Support
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stephanie Martinez, Denise Binder, Heather Peshak George, University of South Florida

Although School-wide and Individual PBS training have been well defined, training for Classroom PBS systems are just emerging. The presenters will describe the data based decision-making process to determine if Classroom PBS is needed. Participants will be presented with an introduction to the core training modules that form the foundation for Classroom PBS training in Florida. Included in the modules is a way to assess, evaluate and monitor your Classroom PBS efforts.

SWK110 Inclusive Education & Positive Behavior Support: How to Succeed
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jacki L. Anderson, California State University Hayward

This workshop will be presented with a focus on the school site level and individual students. Strategies & tools to assess both the current status of Inclusion and problem behavior will be provided.

SWK111 Pivotal Response Treatment: A Comprehensive Approach for Families with Children with Autism
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Daniel Openden & Eileen Klein, University of California

This workshop will present: (1) an outreach model for the early identification of children with autism; and (2) describe Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) for generalized improvements in language and social skills and reductions in disruptive behaviors.

SWK112 A training curriculum in positive behavior support
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lise Fox and Rochelle Lentini, University of South Florida

This workshop will provide inservice and preservice personnel with a "train the trainers" workshop on a field-tested curriculum for designing interventions for young children with challenging behavior. Positive Beginnings consists of 6, 3-hour training modules developed by faculty at Florida State University (Mary Frances Hanline, Juliann Woods, Amy Wetherby) and the University of South Florida (Lise Fox, Rochelle Lentini). Participants in the workshop will receive the training modules, discuss strategies for inservice and preservice preparation, and learn techniques for addressing common challenges when providing personnel preparation in this topic area

SWK113 Positive Behavior Support at Home with Families
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Joe Lucyshyn and Lauren Binnendyk, University of British Columbia

The workshop will introduce participants to a positive behavior support (PBS) approach to supporting families of children with developmental disabilities and problem behavior. A collaborative, family-centered approach to conducting functional assessments and designing behavior support plans will be described and illustrated. The focus will be on improving valued routines in the home and community such as dinner time or grocery shopping. Brief exercises will offer participants an opportunity to practice the approach.