Instructional Assistant Training Series: Skills for supporting students with emotional and behavioral challenges

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Date(s) - 10/05/2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sweet Home School District Office



Audience: Those working within special education programs, EAs who provide support at a schoolwide level (i.e., cafeteria, recess, hallway supervision}, and those interested to learn specialized strategies to support students experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges.

Topics: Understanding that behavior is communication, prevention strategies, an overview of evidence-based positive behavioral support strategies, considerations for building relationships with students who feel challenging, and repairing relationships after a rupture. This training is informed by evidence-based educational practices and counseling psychology.

Presenter: Dr. Knowles has diverse experiences as an educator and researcher in educational, home, and community contexts. She has worked as a special education professional for students with emotional and behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorder , and cognitive limitations across the developmental continuum. Her research interests are housed under the desire to improve equitable outcomes for individuals historically marginalized by the education system and society. She has taught courses in diversity in special education, foundations of disability, supporting students with low – incidence disability, introduction to behavior disorders, and child studies.