First Event! The Behavior Session. 4/29

Join us Saturday April 29th for a specialized workshop on behavior and Down Syndrome. Author of the popular book, Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome: The Respond but Don’t React Method, Dr David Stein of Boston will be in Buffalo to present the basic neuroscience of Down Syndrome, and how this informs effective behavior management. Workshop attendees will leave equipped with practical strategies to immediately employ at home or in school. Broad application of Dr. Stein’s approach can apply to many children with special needs, and not just those with Down Syndrome. All professionals, parents, and friends welcome.

Three credit hours of continuing education offered to ASHA, AOTA, PT, teachers, and social work. In partnership with Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.

Event Details:

When: Saturday April 29th 10a-2p (lunch will be provided by Oliver’s)

Where: Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 (free parking included)

Cost: Buy Tickets HERE.

*Limited seating available* Please register early!

Early Bird Registration before March 15th:

$25 individuals, $50 professionals seeking credit

Registration after March 15th: $35 individuals, $60 professionals seeking credit

Copies of Dr. Stein’s book will be available for purchase, along with other merchandise.

Brought to you by 21_Connect and the Down Syndrome Parents Group of WNY. In Partnership with Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic differences in neurodevelopment in individuals with Down Syndrome;
  • Describe basic behavior methods and those which are effective for individuals with Down Syndrome;
  • Describe the development of individuals with Down Syndrome into adolescence and effective strategies to support individuals throughout this transition.

 

Time Ordered Agenda:

10:00-10:30

Registration and Check-in.

10:30-11:30

The brain in Down syndrome and its impact upon behavior

11:30-12:00

Behavior management methods and specific techniques which are effective for individuals with Down Syndrome- part 1

12:00-12:30

Lunch break

12:30-1:00

Behavior management methods and specific techniques which are effective for individuals with Down Syndrome- part 2

1:00-2:00

Development in Down Syndrome in childhood and adolescence, and how to manage changes in behavior over time, and Q & A.

Continuing Education and Disclosure Information:

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association to provide Continuing Education programs in Occupational Therapy.

Each workshop is offered for 0.3 CEUs.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.      

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant Continuing Education. 

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0264.

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center is approved by the New York State Education Department as a sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education.

This workshop is offered for 3 hours of Continuing Education contact hours.

 

Disclosure:    Financial – Dr. Stein is the founder and sole proprietor of  New England Neurodevelopment in Concord, MA. He is the author of the book, Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome for which he receives royalties. Non-Financial:  He has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

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