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Behavior & Social Strategies Seminar

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Briggs and Stratton Auditorium 8915 West Connell Court Milwaukee, WI, 53226 United States (map)
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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

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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 Tuesday, May 28th

8:00-9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm: Behavior Basics & Strategies for Success
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-4:00pm: Social Skills - Strategies & Techniques
Scroll down to learn more about each session.

Registration is now CLOSED. If you are still interested in attending, please contact Rachel at

Interested in a private consultation with Stacy?? Scroll down for more information!

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.

Meet with Stacy Taylor for Individualized Behavior Consultations!– Friday, May 31st

  • What does a behavior consult include?  During a 1:1 consultation, you will have the opportunity to review any concerns you have with your child’s social, emotional, and behavioral development.  Specific examples will be reviewed and a plan of action will be developed so you have new ways help your child learn new skills and/or reduce problem behaviors.

  • Who is the consultant?  Our consultant is Stacy Taylor, MA, B.C.B.A.  Stacy has been in the field of education and behavior analysis for over 20 years, working with a variety of ages, stages, and abilities.  She is also the parent of 4 children, one that happens to have Down Syndrome, so she is a great resource for families.

  • What is the cost for the consultation?  The cost is $200/hour for this initial private consultation.  

  • What kind of behaviors are typically discussed during these consultations?  The topics of these consultations vary widely and depend on what your child and family needs.   Some common behaviors that may be discussed include: noncompliance, aggression, property destruction, problem behaviors in school, challenges with potty training, and sensory behaviors.  The consultation is your private 1:1 time, so you are able to discuss any and all topics that will help your child.

  • Is there a specific age restriction?  No.  We welcome families who have children of any age to participate in this program.

  • Should my child attend the appointment?  Given that this is not a direct therapy appointment  for your child but rather a consultation for you as a family, we encourage you to not bring children if at all possible.  This will allow you to speak freely, focus fully and get all of your questions answered in the time you have with Stacy.  We do recommend you bring any video, pictures, or reports that you think would be helpful to share.  

  • What if I need follow up appointments? Stacy will be available for phone or Skype follow up appointments if you need them.  Stacy and her team work with families all across the country to provide behavioral and educational consultations to ensure that everyone has access to effective treatment and support.

  • What do I do next to sign up?  Email ( or call (414-266-6259) the CHW- Down Syndrome Clinic to schedule your appointment on May 31st.  Terri Couwenhoven- Clinic Coordinator will send you forms that will need to be completed prior to coming in. Spots are starting to filling up so be sure to get yours before they run out!

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