01 Behavior and Communication: Promoting Positive Behavior Change
Scott Shepard, MA Ed, Co-Director, Avenues Supported Living Services and professor, California State University, Northridge, North Los Angeles, CA
In this session participants will receive an overview of functional behavior assessment and positive behavior support; learn how to identify behavioral motivations, how to identify and teach replacement behavior and skills as an alternative to challenging behavior, and will acquire a variety of “tools” to assist in identifying why behaviors are occurring. These principles can be applied with children and adults of all ages and abilities.
21a Maximizing Academic Potential: Treating Medical & Behavioral Conditions Associated with DS –Part 1
George T. Capone, MD, Director, DS Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute, NDSC Board Member, Baltimore, MD
By any definition DS is a complex condition. Individually, children with DS can differ markedly from one another in their medical, developmental and behavioral attributes and academic skills. Understanding any particular child’s strengths and challenges is
critical to successful learning and inclusion both in the classroom and across community settings. Some children have especially complex needs because of the particular constellation of medical-developmental-behavioral challenges they face. Certain aspects of
brain developmental function and common behavioral characteristics of young children with DS will be reviewed. Strategies for
recognizing, prioritizing and managing children with complex medical-developmental-behavioral needs in the home and school
setting will be discussed.
21b Maximizing Academic Potential: Treating Medical & Behavioral Conditions Associated with DS –Part 2