Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide an intensive partnership program for teams of school personnel working with a school-age student with autism with challenging behavior threatening student or staff safety, interfering with learning, and/or limiting the target student’s access to educational and social opportunities.
Purpose: Build capacity in school-based teams to deliver behavioral intervention for a targeted student.
Participant roles: Participate in a 3-day workshop, partner with a TRIAD consultant to develop, implement, and adjust an intervention plan specially designed to meet the needs of the student. Participate in ongoing on-campus and remote coaching and consultation provided by the TRIAD consultant.
Disclaimer: This training program requires trainees to devote a significant amount of time and effort to engaging in on-campus and remote coaching sessions, planning meetings, and communication with consultant that begin at the time of enrollment in the program and continue until the end of the school year.
Who should participate?
A 4-person team of educators:
- Who directly work with an eligible student
- Who has autism eligibility for special education services
- Who engages in chronic challenging behavior (such as aggression, disruption, or non-compliance
- Who's parents consent for TRIAD to
- Review edcuational records
- Conduct a behavioral assessment
- Introduce and coach behavioral intervention
- Record assessment and intervention sessions with the student
- Remotely observe the student through video conferencing software
- Comprised of 2-4 professionals who:
- Have full support of, and active communication with school administration
- Are responsible for fostering the target student's behavioral success
- Agree to attend all three days of the workshop from 8-3:30 daily
- Complete the IPBI Participant Agreement, committing to:
- Participate in 3-4 on campus assessment and intervention coaching sessions (starting one month prior to workshop and continuing through the end of the current school year)
- Collect data and implement interventions
- Take part in remote assessment and coaching sessions through video conferencing
- Maintain frequent and regular communication with their assigned consultant and school administration for the duration of the school year
What is learned through this program?
- Evidence-based strategies to teach functional replacement behaviors
- Evidence-based strategies to increase desirable behaviors through reinforcement strategies
- Evidence-based strategies to react therapeutically to challenging behavior
- Evidence-based strategies to prevent challenging behavior through the application of antecedent strategies
How much professional developement is included?
Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation in IPBI and 18-30 hours of professional development, corresponding to the amount of time that they devote to the workshop and pre/post-workshop partnership activities with their consultant
*Participants must attend all three days of the workshop, the pre-workshop site visit, and three post-workshop site visits in order to receive 30 professional development hours. Those teams that participate in 2 post-workshop site visits will receive a total of 27 professional development hours.
This workshop opportunity is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education and is available to educators in LEAs in Tennessee at no-cost to participants.