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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.

Thursday, November 29 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Positive Behavior Support in Inclusive Settings: A Four-Step Checklist for Addressing Self-Injury Filling

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Special education teachers often report that behavior-based professional development trainings providing practical and implementation-ready strategies are infrequently offered by their school districts. This presentation attempts to address this issue by outlining the implementation of a four-step checklist for addressing self-injurious behaviors within an inclusive classroom setting. Strategies presented as part of this presentation include (1) identifying the function of problem behaviors; (2) implementing proactive, function-based behavioral interventions, as well as teaching and reinforcing socially acceptable replacement behaviors; (3) maintaining student safety; (4) and monitoring student progress and implementation fidelity through data collection and analysis. Each step of the checklist is described in detail with practical-based examples. Among students diagnosed with ASD, between 33% and 71% engage in self-injurious behaviors (SIB) at one time or another (Richards, Oliver, Nelson, & Moss, 2012). Unfortunately, students who engage in serious problem behaviors such as SIB are more likely than their peers to be excluded from inclusive education settings (Sappok et al., 2014). In accordance with the 2018 TASH Conference theme (Be Creative-Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life), the purpose of this presentation is to provide educators with a "behavior support checklist" that (a) supports educators with meeting the behavioral needs of students within inclusive settings; and (b) enhances student communication skills to facilitate meaningful social interaction with peers, both in the school setting and beyond.

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Tracy Gershwin

Professor, Univeristy of Northern Colorado

Jason Robinson

University of Northern Colorado

Thursday November 29, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Salon H - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

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