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Audio Conference At-a-Glance
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 • 12 - 1:30 p.m. ET The Latest Must Dos and Need to Knows of Behavioral Supports in IEPs Presented by Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D.
When students with disabilities do not receive appropriate behavioral interventions and supports, it can result in repeated short-term disciplinary removals detrimental to educational progress — not to mention stress and frustration for staff.
Find out how to turn the tide and reduce disciplinary removals that can lead to a denial of FAPE. Dr. Lori Ernsperger will start by explaining OSERS/OSEP's recent Letter on the Inclusion of Behavioral Supports in Individualized Education Programs, which states the agencies’ position on the relationship between behavioral interventions and provision of FAPE.
Then, this board-certified behavior analyst will guide you and your staff through reducing challenging behaviors in the classroom with evidence-based interventions that support student success across all settings. You’ll get specific guidance to:
Implement positive behavior supports for students who exhibit repeated patterns of misbehavior
Ensure repeated incidents of misbehavior are adequately addressed by the IEP team
Utilize behavioral supports throughout a continuum of placement options
Reduce interfering behaviors to improve student outcomes
Collaborate with parents following a disciplinary removal to revise the current IEP
Dr. Lori Ernsperger is executive director of Behavioral Training Resource Center LLC, and an international presenter, author and educational consultant. She holds a Ph.D. in special education, is a board-certified behavior analyst, and has more than 31 years of experience working in public schools as a classroom teacher, administrator and behavioral consultant. Dr. Ernsperger currently provides professional development and conference workshops to school district personnel and parents, where she focuses on bridging the gap between research and practical classroom strategies.