How to Address Behavior and Get Back to Learning- Open Enrollment


Challenging Behavior: How to Address Behavior and Get Back to Learning!

4 Contact Hours

KOTA, KPTA, KDHE Approval Pending

Enrollment Open to January 16
January 30, 2015


Registration Fee: $50


Course Summary: 

Educators and related service providers frequently report that challenging behavior impedes their ability to provide effective instruction. Professionals have reported they feel underprepared to address challenging behavior exhibited by students. This session will focus on practical strategies for educators and related service providers to promote increased success for students who exhibit challenging behavior. Participants will exit this workshop feeling better prepared to address challenging behavior and get back to what they do best — teaching and supporting student learning!
Course Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. List the theoretical underpinnings of a function-based approach to behavior and list the four functions of behavior.
  2. Describe the three-term contingency utilized to analyze human behavior.
  3. Match functions of behavior with effective antecedent interventions, including replacement behaviors and adaptive behaviors, and consequence strategies.

Target Audience: PT, OT, SLP, Special Educators; Providers and Direct Care/Support Workers Serving Youth with Disabilities in Outpatient Therapy, School Districts and Rehabilitation Facilities


Instructor: Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH

Patricia has a passion for education and advocacy and has dedicated her career to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are fully included in society. Her personal mission is to offer the support that makes it possible for people with disabilities to lead meaningful, happy and productive lives. Patricia is currently the Vice President of Professional Services with Rethink.

Prior to joining Rethink Patricia was the National Director of Autism Services for Easter Seals one of the largest social service providers to those living with autism.


Patricia earned her Ph.D. in education from the University of Hawaii in 2006. She also has a master’s of public health from the University of Hawaii, and a master’s degree in special education from San Francisco State University. Wright earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Central Washington University.

Sponsored by Easter Seals Capper Foundation

3500 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604


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Save $25 each when groups of 2 or more enroll together!
For more information email Michelle Kaberline or call 785-272-4060.


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