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Responding to Challenging Behavior Associated with Acquired Brain Injury

February 28 @ 12:30 pm 4:00 pm

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) may result in challenging long-term behavioral consequences that compromise functional outcomes and quality of life. This three-hour training will provide a brief overview of the most common neurobehavioral disorders associated with ABI. Approaches for preventing challenging behavior are reviewed. The importance of assessing behavioral presentation including neurocognitive factors contributing to behavioral challenges and learning is emphasized. Recommendations for the implementation of evidence-based practices for reducing challenging behaviors are reviewed as well as techniques for teaching socially functional replacement behaviors. emphasized.

Upon completion of this training, program participants will be able to:
1. Describe at least 3 components of a therapeutic environment provided by PBS Universal Supports
2. Explain at least 3 components of effective redirection and reinforcement
3. Identify at least 3 effectiveness factors of positive reinforcement

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