Region IV CSPD

                        FREE Professional Development in

                                  Southwest Montana


Monday, February 18, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM MST
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Hilton Garden Inn-Bozeman 
2023 Commerce Way
Bozeman, MT 59718

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Lora Griffin 
Region IV CSPD 


         Annual Para Consortium                                              with Shawna Heiser

Reaching and Teaching Students

         with a Variety of Diagnoses



Workshop Description

A thorough presentation of positive behavioral interventions in a variety of environments will be presented to conference attendees.  Discussion will center around types of behaviors; task avoidance, escape motivated, attention seeking, behaviors that produce sensory consequences, and the role motivation plays in behavioral success in many settings-school, home, and community.  Children with a variety of differences will be thoroughly discussed.  The paraprofessional audience will be able to apply the information presented through videos, activities, and examples of how to set up positive plans for the children in a variety of environmental settings immediately in their respective situations.  The training will also contain discussions about setting limits that work and the application of positive interventions. We will examine the common pitfalls that sabotage behavioral intervention plans and what to avoid when wanting to make significant behavioral changes.  Further discussions of how to implement 504 accommodations in a regular education setting will be detailed. 

Throughout the presentation, the attendees will receive a vast amount of information on what seems to work best for the children and adolescents with the various disabilities, and how to set up positive behavioral supports and interventions for the individuals they are serving.

Shawna Heiser, MS BCBA, operates Special Learning 1-ON-1 LLC, a pediatric practice assisting clients with a wide variety of special needs. Shawna’s specialty is working with families of children and adolescents with behavior, emotional, communication, and developmental disabilities. She currently consults with several school districts, early childhood intervention programs, and continues a private behavioral counseling practice. Shawna is also a Senior Lecturer of Psychology and received the Adjunct Professor of the Year Award in April 2013 for the College of Letters and Science. Her motto in servicing children is Every Child Deserves an Opportunity for Independence.