Do You Have "the dreaded" Transition Behaviour Challenge?

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Do You Have "the dreaded" Transition Behaviour Challenge?

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Facilitator(s): Heather Linski
Date:March 11, 2021
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-IE-116-CARC

Target Audience

Teachers, educational assistants, counsellors

About this learning opportunity

It is highly likely you have encountered challenges when supporting individuals with ASD during times of change, or during disruptions in activities, settings or routines. Transitions occur naturally in our lives; though our students may experience greater difficulty in shifting attention from one task to another or regulating themselves through changes in routines. Did you know studies have indicated that up to 25% of a school day may be spent in transitions? Join me to learn some transition strategies to: reduce the amount of time needed, reduce reliance on adult prompting and increase appropriate behaviour to help students participate more successfully in school and community outings. 

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Heather Linski has been a K-12 educator for over 25 years;  the past 15 working with complex children and youth. She was the resource teacher for a District Behaviour program, and a District  Low Incidence program, as well as teaching in a program for Young Offenders.  Most recently she was the Principal of Horizon School, a District Office Coordinator for Autism/Low Incidence and a sessional EA instructor at Red Deer College.  Heather holds a B.A. (Psych), B. Ed, and M. Ed (Special Ed.) with a focus in Autism. She has had advanced training at University of North Carolina TEACCH centers, and has implemented school and home-based autism programs for pre-schoolers to adults on the spectrum.  In addition, Heather is a certified Trainer for  the internationally acclaimed;  Studio III-Low Arousal Autism/Behaviour Management  program and a certified Neufeld Institute Instructor. Heather currently lives in Red Deer with her husband, and 2 daughters.