August 21-23, 2023

Functional Assessment and Positive Behavior Support:
Tools to Understand Why Problem Behaviors Occur and How to Make It Better! – 3 days

Dr. Brenda Fossett

This strand will introduce participants to an evidence-based approach for assessing and intervening on problem behavior. Participants will learn about common assessment strategies that clarify why an individual is engaging in problematic behaviors in a particular setting or situation. In addition, participants will learn about common intervention strategies designed to prevent problem behaviors from occurring and teach more appropriate behaviors. Participants will have the opportunity to practice specific assessment and intervention planning activities during the three-day strand, using case examples provided by the presenter. Participants will also receive advice for accessing ongoing in support in conducting behavioral assessments and developing positive behavior support plans in their individual settings.