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Taming the Tiger: Assessing and Addressing Unwanted Behaviors

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Individuals are social beings who learn from each other through observation and imitation. If
neurology is interrupted, then imitation and learning are more difficult for a developing child – especially a child with
multiple disabilities and/or deafblindness. Understanding the origin of unwanted behavior is paramount in knowing how
to address and change behaviors. The purpose of this session is to develop an understanding of: 1) the basic principles of
behavior and behavior modification, 2) assessing behavior through Functional Behavior Assessment including using
methods to understand and document unwanted behavior and assessing behavior as part of the development of
effective behavior plans, and 3) effective communication to strengthen desired outcomes of behavior intervention.

Speaker: Dr. Melinda Wolford, PhD, is an experienced school psychologist with specialization in neuropsychology. She
also served as an assistant professor in school psychology with expertise in parent training, staff development,
consultation, assessment, and intervention.

Other locations and days are available in the Findlay, Zanesville and Canfield areas. Contact kathryn.richards@uc.edu for more information. Lunch is provided.


June 5
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education


Hyatt Place
6161 Parkcenter Circle
Dublin, OH 43017 United States
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