Taming the Tiger: 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.

Target Audience: School Psychologists, Intervention Specialists, Related Services Providers, Paraprofessionals

Contact hours: 6

No Cost to registered participants. Lunch is provided.

Dates and Locations:

June 4, 2019 - Findlay
Hilton Garden Inn
1050 Interstate Dr.
Findlay, OH 45840

June 5, 2019 – Columbus
Hyatt Place Columbus/Dublin
6161 Parkcenter Circle
Dublin, OH 43017

June 6, 2019 – Zanesville
Muskingum Valley ESC
205 North Seventh St.
Zanesville, OH 43701

June 7, 2019 – Canfield
Marriott Courtyard Youngstown Canfield
4173 Westford Place
Canfield, OH 44406

To register or if you have questions, please contact Kathy Richards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at 614-897- 0020 x 101 no later than May 24.

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