Alexandra Voroshina, MA, BCBA – Behavioral Consultant, Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)
Georgina Robinson, PhD – Principal, Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)
One of the greatest challenges faced by school district staff is how to teach students when they have persistent difficulty following instructions. Gaining student cooperation is vital to set the groundwork for learning in an inclusive classroom. In this one-day presentation, Alexandra Voroshina and Dr. Georgina Robinson will present an overview of POPARD’s Student Cooperation Training (SCT) Model. This approach to intervention, rooted in Behavior Skills Training and Applied Behavior Analysis creates lasting change and increases capacity across multiple layers of the school system. It targets an individual student, but includes training the classroom and school team, and requires district staff to participate and then replicate the model with support from POPARD.
The original seven-district POPARD pilot project of the SCT Model demonstrated that targeting skill development of school and district staff resulted in:
- An increase from an average of 30% to an average of 80% in successful teaching techniques.
- Growth in teacher confidence as a result of their students demonstrating positive behaviour change – the pre-requisite for learning.
- Consistent improvement in student skills, as demonstrated by acquisition data.
- Increased quality of life reported by family members, in both home and school environments.
The original pilot has now been expanded to three additional districts as part of this new service now being offered by POPARD.
Through this multimedia presentation, participants will learn how the Student Cooperation Training Model can help build capacity across the province. The components of training and outcomes will be outlined. There will be the opportunity to discuss ways in which POPARD can support, through the involvement of its educational consultants, the implementation of this model in the school environment, with ample opportunity for performance feedback.
Join us at the Simon Fraser University’s beautiful downtown Vancouver Harbour Centre campus or join via live web-streaming from your office, home or school.
Free web streaming registration for school districts teams
School Districts in BC are eligible to register their entire district, watching as a group on one screen, via web stream viewing, at no cost, thanks to sponsorship from Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). Individual school district participants can register for $50 each. To sign up your district for this offer, contact your POPARD District Partner using the District Partner contact list.
Deadline for submissions of school district registrants is October 11th. You must register to receive a Certificate of Online Attendance.
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