Association for Behavior Analysis International

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49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W31
CE Offered: BACB
Using Restorative Practices as a Behavior Management Tool in Self-Contained Special Education Settings
Friday, May 26, 2023
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Hyatt Regency, Centennial Ballroom B
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Thelmisha Vincent, Ed.D.
THELMISHA VINCENT (Spectrum Center), KATE MATEO ASIS (Spectrum Center Schools and Programs)
Description: This workshop will focus on a brief history of restorative practices and application in the education setting. We will review current literature on best practices as it applies to school settings and key considerations for special education. This workshop will outline the steps in development and implementation of restorative practices and will discuss challenges and possible adaptations when working with students with special needs specifically in a self-contained special education settings. The workshop will provide participants the opportunity to view video examples and develop their own restorative practices implementation plan along with a discussion of special considerations.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will: • Understanding the history of restorative practices and the efficacy of this tool as a form of behavior modification based on current literature • Understand some of the limitations, challenges, and adaptations of restorative practices in special education settings • Identify and develop steps restorative practices in a self-contained environment
Activities: The workshop activities will be a combination of lecture, video examples, group activities and guided practice.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for practicing behavior analyst, school psychologist, teachers, and school administrator.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced
Keyword(s): Classroom Management, Restorative Practices, Self-Contained, Special Education



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