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An Overview of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for Early Intervention Providers
Wednesday, July 07, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
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Behavioral InterventionsAn Overview of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for Early Intervention Providers

with Shereen J. Cohen, Ph.D.
Wednesday July 7, 2021 | 12:30-2:00pm | Virtual Event
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This presentation will provide an overview of the foundational principles of behavioral interventions, and more specifically, Positive Behavior Support (PBS). All behavior is communicative, and that is especially true for young children who do not yet have the skills to verbally communicate what they feel, want, or need. Learn how behavior analysts identify the functions of behaviors and help children learn new ways to get their needs met.

After this session participants will:

  • Understanding why children (and adults) do what they do will help you develop individualized strategies to reduce disruptive or maladaptive behavior, and increase pro-social and adaptive behaviors.
  • Understand that all behavior is a form of communication.
  • Understand the foundational principles of positive behavioral support.
  • Be able to assess the functions of behavior.
  • Be able to apply some positive behavioral strategies to reduce challenging behavior and to share this information with parents.

Shereen CohenShereen Cohen is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the LEND program at the UC Davis MIND Institute. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from UC San Diego, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UC Santa Barbara. Shereen initially discovered her passion for working with individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when conducting research at UCSD in 2009.

Shereen has worked with individuals and families affected by ASD in a wide variety of contexts and has served individuals with ASD of all ages and ability levels. She has additionally worked with children and families in a variety of clinical settings, providing intervention and assessment services as well as parent education. Shereen has been trained in CBT, ABA, PRT, and PCIT, and is passionate about supporting neurodiverse individuals with a variety of mental health needs.
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