Using Positive Behavior Support Strategies to Include Children of All Abilities in Daily Routines

Using Positive Behavior Support Strategies to Include Children of All Abilities in Daily Routines presented by Amy Thomson, Masters in Special Education

Session Description

This session will focus on the use of proactive strategies and supports to engage children of all abilities in routine activities. Participants will learn to identify functions of behaviors that prevent engagement and use prevention and intervention strategies and supports to facilitate engagement and independence for all children.

Presenter Biographical Information

Amy Thomson is a special education teacher with the Hamilton County Department of Education. Amy has a Masterís of Education in Special Education with a concentration in moderate to severe disabilities, and has worked as a classroom assistant, classroom teacher, and classroom consultant for children and adults of all abilities for over 15 years.

Amyís experience includes classroom IEP/IFSP development and implementation as well as community trainings in the areas of autism, positive behavior support, and IDEA, presenting on these topics at community workshops and trainings, national, state and local conferences, and university classes.

Amy has been a TRIAD Trainer for area school systems in conjunction with the State Department of Education and TRIAD at Vanderbilt, and is a certified instructor in Crisis Prevention Intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute. Amy is a member of the Autism Society of America, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and has been the President of the Southeast Tennessee Interagency Council through the Tennessee Early.

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