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POAC-NoVA: May Monthly Support Group Meeting

May 17, 2014 Download iCalendar
Who? For ALL individuals of ALL ages with ANY disability living in Northern Virginia.

What? Meredyth Biggs M. Ed., BCBA will present a Discussion on Replacement Behaviors

When? Saturday, 17 May 2014 from 1 to 4pm

Where? Library / Lounge of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike,
Fairfax, VA

(From the I-495 Capital Beltway, take exit 52A for Little River Turnpike West; also called Route 236 West. The JCCNV is located on the right-hand side, 1.5 miles west on Little River Turnpike, at the intersection of Guinea Road.)

Cost? FREE!

Disscussion Details:

Families frequently ask her for help to get rid of a wide range of problem behaviors: can’t accept no, inability to wait, tantrum behaviors, non-compliance, aggression, and self-injury. She commonly hears that they have tried a variety of techniques and strategies, none of which have had lasting effects.

It is also common for her to find that the problem behavior persists due to it’s effectiveness. For example, our kids know that if they scream in the library they’ll likely be taken outside. Well, what if they didn’t want to be in the library in the first place? In the kid’s mind, screaming = I get out of this place. What if we taught a replacement behavior for screaming? What if we provided lots of practice for saying “Can we go now?” and rewarded it with the opportunity to leave?

She will be presenting on how to identify and teach replacement behaviors as an effective means for reducing problem behaviors whether in the home, school, or community setting. We will review case studies and discuss a variety of scenarios.

IMPORTANT: Free Childcare is Available at this Meeting! Free Childcare is available at most meetings excluding our Annual BBQ, Holiday Party, and Sports & Rec Fair! We will have only 10 slots available each meeting.

All slots are first-come, first-serve and are by reservation only.

Please email rsvp@poac-nova.org to reserve your spot no later than noon on the Thursday before the meeting. This MUST be done for EVERY single child whether disabled or not for each meeting!

You will also need to fill out a waiver available at http://www.poac-nova.org/pdfs/poac-nova-2page-waiver-recording_and_liability.pdf.

Please be sure to bring a bag of activities for your child when you drop him/her off in childcare. We can only supply coloring activities. If possible, please label your child's belongings/toys in case they are mixed up with other toys that other children bring.

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