DS Clinic Jeremy Trau Research & Education Fund 2019 Spring Conference:
Behavior and Social Strategies for Success
Presented by Stacy Taylor MA, B.C.B.A
Brought to you through a partnership between The Down Syndrome Clinic at CHW and the Down Syndrome Association of WI, Inc.
This popular seminar will cover:
Behavior basics and effective strategies you can use to prevent and respond to your child’s behavior
What social skills really are, how to most effectively teach them, and activities to improve social skills in any setting
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: For over 18 years Stacy has worked as an early interventionist, educator and behavioral analyst providing services to people with developmental disabilities and learning/behavioral challenges. She has served as director for 3 clinical programs and currently owns and operates the Applied Behavioral Analysis program Advance Behavior and Learning Academy in Central Florida. Ms. Taylor has worked in clinics, schools and homes providing 1:1 treatment as well as training and consultation to parents, teachers, therapists and agencies. She speaks across the country on behavioral treatment and has served as President of the board of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. She teaches college level courses in learning, behavior and inclusion in order to help students gain real-world treatment experience.
WHEN: Saturday, June 1st, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
COST: $15 for DSAW Members and $25 for Non-DSAW Members (includes breakfast and materials)
WHERE: Children’s Hospital of WI - Briggs and Stratton Auditorium
(8915 W. Connell Ct, Milwaukee, WI 53226)
PARKING: Enter North Parking Structure; follow skywalk and signage to auditorium
RSVP: By Wednesday, May 29th
8:00-9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm: Behavior Basics & Strategies for Success
1:00-4:00pm: Social Skills - Strategies & Techniques
Scroll down to learn more about each session.
Please register NO LATER than Tuesday, May 28th.
Behavior Basics and Strategies for Success
Behavior can be frustrating and confusing, but the good news is that there is a science of learning and behavior that can help you no matter what age or stage your child is in. It is important to understand the basics of behavior because once you do, you can apply them to a variety of situations. Participants will learn these behavior basics and some effective strategies they can use to prevent and respond to their child’s behavior.
Participants will learn how to find the function in what many consider “dysfunctional” behavior. We will discuss prevention and effective consequences. These principles and strategies are best practices in the science of learning and behavior and they are exactly what you need to understand in order to help develop and implement an effective plan for your child.
Social Skills - Strategies & Techniques
What are social skills? Why are they so difficult to learn? Why do they seem to be so hard to teach? There are so many questions and concerns because we all realize the importance of having good social skills and how this relates to having a happy and fulfilled life. Social skills impact ones’ ability to make and keep friends, but they can also impact how much a person is effectively included in daily activities at home, at school and in the community. In this presentation will discuss what social skills really are, how to most effectively teach them, and we will review some great activities you can introduce to help improve social skills in any setting.