Behavior Services trainings are geared toward K-12 educators and administrators supporting students who exhibit challenging behaviors in the learning environment. Behaviors that hinder social relations, communications and learning can occur for a variety of reasons, making quick assessment and effective planning that much more important to the educational success of all learners. These 3-day trainings are offered through a collaborative relationship between the Center for Disabilities and the South Dakota Department of Education.
Each year, the Center for Disabilities conducts four separate courses in core topics by hosting a series of 3-day face-to-face (22.5 hours) training opportunities. Three graduate credits are offered for those participants who choose to also complete 22.5 additional hours of structured independent learning activities. Participants registered for USD credit will be provided with access to an online drop box that contains relevant course content, research based articles, forms and guidance to complete all required learning tasks. Each participant receiving graduate credit will be provided a verification form that must be completed, signed and submitted to CD staff. Certificates for 22.5 in-seat hours of continuing education units will be provided to all paid attendees on the final day of class.
Participants must register for all three days of training. Each day will last 7.5 hours for a total of 22.5 hours of seat time.
Each course will be offered on a credit/no credit basis. Attendees will have the option to take the course for 3 graduate credits through the University of South Dakota (Pass/No Pass) or for 22.5 total CEUs offered through the Center for Disabilities.
Each of our courses will focus on effective teaching and preventative measures for challenging behaviors in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), School Discipline, Mental Health and Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) to Behavior Support Planning (BSP). Each course will be 3 total days in length with on-site trainings held in Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls. 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: