Challenging Behavior in School: Navigating Confusing, Emotionally-Charged, and Difficult Situations
Challenging behaviors can be hard to manage for both families and school personnel. All behavior has meaning and is often an attempt to meet a need. This workshop will provide information about looking at the root of behavior and what strategies, both informal and formal, can be applied to address these situations. We will discuss how families and schools can collaborate on these processes. Hailey Lehman (Regional Behavior Specialist) and Alissa Mayer (Regional Special Education Training Specialist)from the Midwest Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center, will be presenting and a panel of school staff and parents will share real life scenarios.

Event Date: January 16th, 2019 9:00 am- 3:30 pm (Registration at 8:30 am)
Location: BOCES 2– Admin Bdg, Professional Development Ctr., 3599 Big Ridge Road , Spencerport NY

Please arrive at 8:30 to register.

Lunch can be ordered on this form. There will be a $5 charge for lunch.


8:30- Registration Opens

9:00-10:00: Understanding Behavior
Provide an overview of a Multi-Tiered System of Support, the basics of behavior, and the behavior pathway to identify the function of behavior. Build an understanding of and explore how schools might use function based thinking to identify the strategies they choose to implement at each tier of support.

10:00-10:45 Panel Discussion
Panel will share scenarios and stories for how schools and districts are implementing these components within a tiered system.

10:45-12:15 Functional Behavioral Assessment & Behavior Intervention Plan Process
Review the steps involved in the FBA & BIP process and how parents can become involved in each step. Share examples of how parent and student voice are critical features to the development and implementation of a plan.

Lunch- either bring your own OR purchase a $5 bagged lunch from us (cash payment accepted at the door). Please be aware lunch choices in the region may be limited and in it may be difficult to get back in time for afternoon session.

1:00-2:45 FBA & BIP Process Continued
Discuss the importance of preventative practices to support student behavior and how the BIP development should include both prevention and intervention strategies to enhance the use of pro-social behaviors in the education setting. Build an understanding of how these strategies can be used to prevent student disciplinary referrals and promote the use of positive replacement behaviors.

2:45-3:30 Panel Discussion
Panel will share scenarios and stories for how schools and districts are implementing these components in the FBA & BIP process.

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