Strengthening Young Children’s Social and Emotional Skills:

Strengthening Young Children’s Social and Emotional Skills: The Pyramid Model Workshop Day 4: Individualized Intervention; Determining the Meaning of Behavior and Developing Appropriate Responses Featuring: Becky Groennert & Elizabeth Frisbie

(This workshop is in collaboration with Richland County Elementary School RCCU#1)

Registration: 8:00 AM Workshop: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Location: First United Methodist Church 335 South Fair Street Olney, IL 62450 ~Parking is available in the lot across the street~ For directions only: 618-395-1387 Lunch will be on your own. Participants must attend workshop day 1-3 prior to attending this workshop. Proof of fully attending day 1-3 prerequisite is required to register for this workshop.

Please fax your certificate to 618-236-4868 If you have questions or would like to check the status after faxing a certificate, please call 618-825-3968 Description This is the fourth of four workshop days based on the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Confidence. The Pyramid Model has been embedded in programs throughout the world as a comprehensive, multi-tiered, team-based approach to understanding children’s behavior, which includes prevention, promotion, and intervention practices. During this workshop, participants will identify the steps of the process of Positive Behavior Support; and learn to define form and function of communication and identify the behavioral mechanisms that contribute to viewing challenging behavior as communicative. The steps of a functional assessment interview will be discussed. Participants will also understand the development of behavior support planning including: strategies that may be taught to prevent challenging behavior; identify replacement skills that may be taught to replace challenging behavior; and identify how to respond in a way that does not maintain or reinforce challenging behavior. There will also be the opportunity to use the knowledge gained from the entire workshop series to develop a behavior support plan for a case study child. To fully understand and embed the Pyramid Model within your program, participants are encouraged to attend all four workshops in this series as a team from your program.

This training will provide 6.0 professional development hours (clock hours) for the following: • Educator License Renewal for ISBE • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 3. Social/Emotional • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(