The Clinical Core creates workshops and coaching opportunities that cater to the needs of individual agencies. Presentations can vary in length, ranging from one hour to full-day workshops. To customize the workshops, we recommend on-site staff meetings and classroom observations in order to gain a better understanding of the target goals of each agency workshop. We also recommend follow-up observations to assess the effects of the training, and provide future training and/or coaching support.
Typical presentation formats will include didactic presentation, which can also include small or large group activities where participants will be able to create usable resources. For example, our “make it, take it” workshops provide opportunities for agency staff to create token boards, visual and individual schedules, positive behavior support plans, and functional behavior assessments. Click on the headings below for specific services in each category.
Applied Behavior Analysis is considered best practice for interventions for those with ASD. The clinical core provides a wide range of resources in autism intervention with a particular focus on coaching and consultation to community providers that enables and facilitates intervention adoption and adaptation to meet provider and individual needs.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a system that relies on proactivity of the school staff instead of reactivity to specific behaviors. Numerous research studies and anecdotal experiences have proven the positive impact that PBIS has on the site environment by encouraging positive behaviors.
Response to Intervention Services
Response to Intervention (RTI) is an evidence-based, proactive approach to supporting at-risk students through high quality intervention and instruction before a special education referral is considered. Within this framework, students are identified by schools as “at risk” for academic challenges and an appropriate evidence-based intervention is provided to address specific skill deficits.