by Claire Miller
The Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support and Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability will host the 4th annual Behavior Supports for Positive Change Conference on Dec. 8-9, 2011, in the GSU Student Center (44 Courtland St., Atlanta).
The two-day conference will feature Janine Stichter, professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Missouri, as its keynote speaker. Stichter has conducted extensive research on the study of social skills assessment and intervention for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and serves on the editorial boards for several publications, including the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, Journal of Behavior Education and Teacher Education and Special Education. Her keynote presentation is titled, “Setting stage for success: The many faces of preventative approaches.”
Attendees will also be able to attend breakout sessions on topics such as addressing roadblocks to promoting positive classroom behavior; positive behavior support strategies for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities; integrating Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at the school and classroom levels; and positive youth engagement through community collaborations, among others.
“The conference provides attendees with relevant, evidence-based strategies and interventions from those directly implementing or researching PBIS within educational settings,” said Kristine Jolivette, College of Education associate professor who studies PBIS. “Educators, researchers and graduate students will be able to further their PBIS content knowledge to advance the practices and interventions they use with Georgia’s children. They will receive information that is applicable for those who serve young children to adolescents, and from those with minor behavioral challenges to those with severe emotional and behavioral disorders.”
The deadline to register for this conference is Nov. 19, 2011. Registration costs $30 for graduate students and $40 for other attendees.
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