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Staff Training and Organizational Consulting

The Behaviour Innovations provides current and high quality training programs that enable parents, educators, and professionals in the field to continue to develop their skill set. All of our training programs are designed to provide practical strategies for a multitude of settings based on evidence-based information and resources. All of our trainers are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts with field experience in the private and public educational settings across multiple school boards and regions. 

Behaviour Innovations provides both staff training and consultation to schools.  School consultation can be provided on an individual student basis.  For example, BI has been hired by school boards to develop intervention plans to prevent and manage the aggressive or self-injurious students that are enrolled with the regular school board.  We have also developed a manual on training specifications for classroom teachers in how to accommodate students with ASD into regular classrooms.  Additionally, a 212 page handbook has been designed to assist educators on ABA tools that can be used with students with ASD in classrooms.

a) Three-Day Intensive Workshop on ABA-Based Supported Inclusion of Students With ASD

ABA Tools For SchoolsIncreasingly, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are being educated in general education classrooms mainly because of a rise in the number of children being diagnosed with ASD and the general acceptance of inclusion as a principle for supporting individuals with disabilities.  As a result, general education teachers and their special education support staff are faced with finding both effective and practical ways of accommodating the educational needs of students with ASD within the context of typical classrooms.A three-day hands-on workshop is offered to educators, consultants and other professionals on how to develop and implement ABA procedures for children with ASD in regular classrooms.

A three-day intensive workshop is being offered by Behaviour Innovations for educator, consultants, and other professionals on how to support students with ASD using ABA interventions.  This workshop is based on a book written by Dr. Joel Hundert entitled, Inclusion of Students With Autism Using ABA-based Supports In General Education, published by Pro-Ed that describes how ABA procedures can be used to support students with autism in general education classrooms. 

The topics that will be covered include:

  • Strategies to help children with ASD to participate and learn in class instructions (priming, embedded instruction, choral responding, response cards)
  • Strategies to teach children with autism to follow routines independently, (Individual and class reinforcement contingencies, prompting and prompt fading, picture activity schedules)
  • Strategies to teach peer interaction in a general education classroom environment (peer buddies, social stories, a classwide social skills program, social script training)
  • Strategies to teach children with autism independent seatwork (individualizing curriculum, programs for promoting independent seatwork)
  • Strategies to increase the initiation and complexity of communicative responses (incidental teaching of communication; Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • Strategies to reduce problem behaviours (anticipating and preventing problem behaviours, teaching functional alternative behaviours, managing problem behaviours)

Developing collaborative teams to plan, implement and evaluate the interventions.

The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 10 individuals. Cost: $1,200.00 perperson, including a copy of Inclusion of Students with Autism: Using ABA-Based Supports in General Education.  Lunch, and morning refreshments for each of the three days are also included.

 

b.) seminar series

Behaviour Innovations Seminar Series are designed for parents, professionals and clinicians alike with topic selections that are drawn from the BACB® Task List and provided by experienced clinicians involved with both behaviour analytic research and its real-life applications in the field. Behaviour Innovations is an approved Type-2 CEU provider.

 

c.) Learn to implement intensive behavioural interventiON (IBI) for young children with ASD

We have re-designed the same training that we used in training over 2,000 Instructor-Therapist in Ontario into training that someone can complete over the internet in the convenient setting that has internet.  Live training is provided by an experienced Behaviour Analyst durng 10, three-hour sessions (typicallyt once a week over 10 weeks) conducted over the internet.  the training is geard for parents, professionals and paraprofessionals who want to learn the fundamentals of implementing IBI for young children with ASD.  The content is divided into 16 modules as show to the left.

About the Training: The web-based training is presented by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and includes videos, assignments and weekly evaluation. Each participant will receive a 280-page manual that describes the principles and procedures discussed in training. The purpose of this training is to provide participants with an introduction to the field of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) and should be combined with modeling, practice and feedback.

How much does it cost? $650.00 Early bird registration (payment received at least one month prior to training) is $568.00.  Group rate (three of more registrants from the same organization) is $550.00. Installments (one before training starts ($400.00)and one half way through is $300.00).

Successful learners who complete the course receive a certificate of attendance from Behaviour Innovations.

The next session starts on Monday September 28, 2015Download registration information.

Contact us to attend our next training session or to discuss your particular training needs: (905) 570-0777

 

d.) Internship

Behaviour Innovations is pleased to have been able to provide a challenging and rewarding internship experience each year to undergraduate or graduate students who are seeking hands-on experience in ABA.  Undergraduate students are expected to be in their third or fourth year and enrolled in a practicum program related to psychology. Internships may begin during July or September and have often led to full-time employment upon graduation.  Students benefit from this opportunity by gaining field experience and hands-on training in the application of ABA with learners diagnosed with ASD and/or other developmental disabilities in exchange for academic credit.

Longer term internships are available to international graduate students.  We have provided several year-long internships to graduate students from across the world, specifically, Germany and Japan.

For additional information about our Internship program, please contact: Erin Troubridge (erin.troubridge@gmail.com)

e.) apprenticeship

Behaviour Innovations currently offers an apprenticeship program for individuals who have completed or are within six months of completing an undergraduate degree in social sciences (preferably psychology, or equivalent) and are looking for experience in implementing Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The four-month unpaid apprenticeship is held at Behaviour Innovations' centre-based facility, “Children’s College”, located at 618 The Queensway, Toronto.  Successful candidates may start in January, May or September and are assigned to a BI staff mentor who provides individual instruction to candidates on how to understand and implement IBI programs and is responsible for the provision of didactic instruction in principles of applied behaviour analysis and techniques of implementing intervention procedures. Candidates will need to demonstrate their mastery of techniques and concepts through their measured skills in implementing programs with the children. Candidates will continue to receive supervision and feedback throughout the four month time period. A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the apprenticeship. 

Testimonial:

March 23, 2012

Dear Dr. Joel Hundert and Dr. Nicole Walton-Allen:

Applying to the apprenticeship program at BI was one of the best decisions that I have ever made in my life.  For some one like me with no experience in implementing Intensive Behavioural Intervention with children with autism, the BI apprenticeship program provided me with an opportunity to learn and gain hands on experience.  I was trained and supervised by great mentors who provided me with on-going coaching and feedback.  Waking up every morning to come to Children’s College was a blessing.  Everyday I learned from both the staff and the kids.  It was exciting!!  I thank you for making this opportunity possible.  Without this opportunity, I would not be where I am today.  And I say this because I went in with nothing à no knowledge on autism and IBI and I am leaving with a bag full of knowledge and experiences.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  I cannot thank you enough.

Sincerely,

Jessica H.

 

For more information about the Apprenticeship program, email: apprenticeship@behaviourinstitute.com

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Behaviour Innovations
618 The Queensway
Toronto, Ontario
M8Y 1K3 
(416) 251-9277
FAX - (416) 251-4688
 

f.) agency consultation

Behaviour Innovations has been providing consultation and staff training to agencies that serve adults with developmental disabilities.  This consultation has included supervision of the individual behaviour support plans of individuals in group homes or some other form of group support.  This consultation often includes training of front line staff in how to prevent problem behaviours and how to deal with them when they occur. 

For more information on agency consultation, please contact Dr. Nicole Walton-Allen.