Behavior is Communication
Regional Coordinating Council 9 and the Greater Anaheim SELPA
Presenter: Elizabeth Gallardo, M.A., CCC-SLP, Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist
Margot Glasgow, M.A., BCBA, Education Specialist
Diagnostic Center, Southern California
DATE: February 14, 2017
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Workshop
PLACE: Great Anaheim SELPA (Knott Elementary)
7300 La Palma, Buena Park , CA 90620
Behavior is the earliest form of communication. While some students will develop verbal language, others will continue to communicate non-verbally using their behavior. This training will focus on students who use behavior as communication and teach those who work with these students how to recognize, respond to, and shape more appropriate and comprehensible forms of communication. Attendees will learn how to utilize the Form and Function matrix to identify appropriate replacement behaviors for maladaptive behaviors, which are already within their repertoire. This will serve as a guideline for development of appropriate behavior intervention plans. Additional topics will include identifying the student’s level of symbolism and implementing developmentally appropriate supports.
Individuals working with students who primarily use non-verbal language and/or present with challenging behavior. This includes speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, school psychologists, paraeducators and parents.
Outcomes: Participants will:
Registration Deadline: January 31, 2017
There are only 80 spaces available – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!