Practical Skills for Parents: Strategies to Address Unwanted Behaviors and Increase Competent Communication Professional Development for Parents
Parents and the families of children who have deafblindness and/or multiple disabilities experience challenges that differ ffrom experiences of most families. Although each child presents unique developmental characteristics, children who have a combined vision-hearing loss (deafblindness) and/or more complex delays or deficits present magnified challenges for the home environment. Understanding the origin or function of unwanted behaviors is paramount in knowing how to address and change them.
Practical Skills for Parents: Strategies to Address Unwanted Behaviors and Increase Competent Communication is designed to assist parents in understanding basic principles of behavior and behavior modification, identification of the function of behaviors, and identification of practical strategies for behavioral interventions in the home setting to increase communicative competence. The training focuses on:
• Understanding the fundamentals of behavior
• Determining the function or purpose of unwanted behavior
• How sensory systems and interpretation of input play a role in behavioral responses
• The relationship between competent communication and behavioral responses
• Designing practical strategies that address behaviors in the home setting.
Speaker: Dr. Melinda Wolford, PhD, is an experienced School Psychologist with expertise in neuropsychology,
assessment and intervention, parent training, staff development, and consultation. She is also the mother of a child with complex needs.
Target Audience: Parents
Date, Time, & Location: December 7, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch is provided at no cost)
Columbus Marriott NW, 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017
Contact hours: 5
Questions: Contact Kathy Richards, Executive Staff Assistant, OCDBE, at 614.897.0020 x101 or via email