Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM EDT
Wednesday July 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM EDT

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Chrysalis Center for Change 
1173 Spring Centre South Blvd
Suite B
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

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Carmen McGuinness, EdD, BCBA-D 
Chrysalis Center for Change 

COPE ~ Compliance and Parent Engagement Training and Support Group 

About the Event

Join us for a 6-week training and support group for parents of children with developmental, emotional, and educational challenges. Parents whose children are demonstrating problem behaviors related to ADHD, a developmental disorder, a specific learning disability, or a social emotional disorder will find answers, effective strategies, and support here. Each meeting will incorporate lectures, behavioral skills training, role-playing, and opportunities to share. You will learn:

  • The principles of behavior
  • How behavior drives brain development
  • How to guide and maintain behavior
  • How to increase compliance
  • How to decrease problem behaviors
  • How to extinguish tantrums and talking-back
  • How parent and child behavior interact

Problem behaviors impact the whole family. In addition to learning a behavior analytic approach to managing your child's problem behaviors, you will develop effective coping behaviors of your own, a key ingredient to your peace of mind and your child's success. And you will learn how to teach others in the family so that they are protected and their responses support the plan. New groups forming every September, January, and May.

Your Cost

$180 for all six sessions. Or pay as you go at $45 for the first parent; $15 for the second parent.

About Your Presenter

Carmen McGuinness, EdD, BCBA-D is an educational and family Board Certified Behavior Analyst specializing in specific learning disabilities, developmental disorders, emotional behavioral disorders, and behavioral medicine. Carmen holds Masters degrees in Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine and Nutrition Education, and a doctoral degree in Special Education. Carmen has been working with children with special needs and their parents for 24 years. During the 1990s Carmen dedicated her work to the study of dyslexia; researching and developing the Phono-Graphix® reading method and authoring Simon & Shuster’s best-selling Reading Reflex and How to Increase Your Child's Verbal Intelligence published by Yale University Press. Since 2004 Carmen has focused on treatment for developmental disorders. Carmen is the director of our Chrysalis clinical services and provides clinical instruction in our Chrysalis school classrooms.  

Memberships and Affiliations ~ American Psychological Association, Association Behavior Analysts International, Florida Association of Behavior Analysts, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Society for Behavioral Medicine, Society for Contextual Behavioral Science, National Association of Nutrition Professionals, Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders., and the American Montessori Society