Course Credits: 3.0 NASP CPDs (3 hours)
Karen L. Bilbao, M.A., CCC-SLP, has served in many aspects of special education service delivery during almost forty years in public education, including as a speech language pathologist, special education teacher, child study team member and director of special services. She moved on to building administration at both elementary and secondary levels and finally to the district level as assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools. She is currently the New Jersey Regional Director for EBS Healthcare, a company that provides special education, consultation and management services to public school districts.
Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of EBS Healthcare, Karen has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Karen has no other non-financial information to disclose.
Following instruction, participants will be able to:
Define behavior in observable terms.
Discover antecedents and consequences that are reinforcing undesirable behaviors.
Define the function of undesirable behavior.
Brainstorm alternative, more desirable behaviors and ways they can be implemented in the context of the classroom and therapy room.
Use federal and state resources from positive behavior support networks to aid in the analysis.
- 30 minutes: Introductions/Overview of Behavior
- 45 minutes: Supporting Behavior Change – The ABCs and Figuring Out the Function
- 30 minutes: Identifying and Changing Our Own Professional Behavior
- 45 minutes: Supporting Behavior Change in Classroom/Therapy Settings
- 30 minutes: Resources from Federal and State Positive Behavior Support Networks