Intensive Skills Training for Students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders

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Session Dates

Tuesday May 07, 2024 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - PaTTAN - WEST
Wednesday May 08, 2024 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - PaTTAN - WEST
Thursday May 09, 2024 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - PaTTAN - WEST

Teachers and administrators often struggle with offering a balance of quality instruction while establishing behavior management systems that result in all students having success. In this session, a review of effective instructional strategies and procedures for the delivery of high-quality instruction for students across all settings will be provided. The focus will be on evidence-based interventions applicable to students of all instructional levels and in all settings that include direct instruction, establishing instructional control, teaching cooperation skills as well as communication skills and academic content. Emphasis will be placed on effective instruction methodologies, school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), token economies, behavior contracts, self-monitoring checklists, implementation of positive behavior support plans and behavioral skills training for increasing staff performance.

Participants will be required to demonstrate acquisition of conceptual skills through brief pre/post assessments, complete application activities assigned, and practice implementation of various evidenced-based teaching procedures.


At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • pass a brief competency exam on basic behavioral concepts
  • identify evidenced-based, effective instructional routines and procedures
  • list basic procedures in developing example classroom schedule
  • define and list strategies for establishing cooperative learning environments
  • identify strategies for prevention, de-escalation and reduction of problem behavior
  • identify evidenced-based interventions to address teaching replacement behaviors

Target Audience

Educators, including general and special education teachers, instructional support staff, administrators, new special education teachers, new emotional support teachers and classroom team members, returning teachers who want to learn evidenced based instructional practices for working with students with emotional behavioral disorders.

Topics Covered: Behavior

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Ashley Eckenrode, at 717-901-2272, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Michael Stagemyer

Content Contact:

Ashley Harned