Staff Training Services

Systematic staff training services for public school districts are designed to provide teachers and instructional assistants (1:1 Aides, Paraprofessional Assistants, Instructional Assistants) with additional skills to address student challenging behaviors as well as improve the teaching strategies used in the classroom. Trainings may be individualized for the skill levels of the instructional aides and classroom teacher and involve repeated practice of skills.

Training topics include but are not limited to

  • Principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA)
  • Strategies for enhancing skill acquisition (discrete trial procedures, task analysis, incidental teaching)
  • Strategies for addressing challenging behavior (functional behavior assessments, functional analysis, behavior plans, function-based interventions)
  • Strategies for appropriate data collection
  • Data-based decision making in the classroom
  • Strategies for preparing effective individualized educational plans
  • Strategies for addressing procedural integrity with Positive Behavior Intervention Plan implementation

Increasing the skill level of staff members may lead to more proactive teaching and to a decreased number of challenging behaviors observed in a classroom.