These trainings are geared toward educators and administrators supporting students who experience challenges with problem behaviors in the learning environment. Problem behaviors can occur for a variety of reasons, making quick assessment and effective planning that much more important to the educational success of our learners. These events are offered through a collaborative relationship with the South Dakota Department of Education.
The Center for Disabilities will conduct training in core topics by hosting a series of four 3-day F2F in-seat (22.5 hours) training sessions. Each topic will then provide additional training through the completion of structured independent learning activities (22.5 hours), facilitated through use of formatted flash drives that contain the content, activities, forms and guidance to complete the all required independent learning tasks.
Short Courses: Our short courses will focus on effective teaching and preventative measures for challenging behaviors in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Mental Health and Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) to Behavior Support Plan (BSP). Each will be held in Pierre, West River and East River. Each will be 3 days in length, held over 3 consecutive months. Graduate credits are available from USD and continuing education units are available through the Center for Disabilities. Cost is $30 for materials plus $120 for graduate credits (optional).
These events are targeted toward self-advocates, parents and professionals who support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The focus of these programs is to address challenging behaviors from a proactive standpoint and improve quality of life. Individualized coaching is provided across a variety of training areas and programs. These events are offered through a collaborative relationship with the South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Intended for community support providers and the Department of Human Services, this course consists of live video conferencing sessions, required review of online resources and on-site technical assistance and coaching to assist implementation of various projects. Each student will participate for at least 21 weeks.
This course consists of nine online recorded modules, required review of online resources and on-site technical assistance and coaching to assist implementation of four projects. These nine modules reflect 18 topics and parallel the competencies and skills of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Registered Behavior Technician’s Task List. Each trainee will participate for at least 27 weeks, with three weeks to complete each online module and associated activities.
This course involves in-person training on critical co-occurring mental health needs and interventions for the populations commonly served by community support providers. This training includes: