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Presented by: Gary W LaVigna, PhD, BCBA-D

Gary W. LaVigna, PhD, BCBA-D, is the co-founder of the Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis in Los Angeles, California. He spends much of his time consulting with organisations on establishing nonaversive, positive behaviour support plans for individuals exhibiting behaviours that challenge services and conducting training on the topic throughout the world. He is a dynamic and engaging speaker who is genuinely passionate about using positive practices in the field of applied behaviour analysis.

During his career, he has trained thousands of professionals in over a dozen countries. His considerable body of work consists of numerous articles, chapters, and his coauthored books – Alternatives to Punishment, Progress Without Punishment, The Periodic Service Review: A Total Quality Assurance System for Human Services and Education, and New Directions for Treatment of Aggressive Behavior in Persons with Mental and Developmental Disabilities.

This is a 4-day seminar series covering the following topics:

  • The IABA Multi-element Model

  • Comprehensive Functional Assessment

  • Person-Centred Positive Behavioural Support

  • Emergency Management and Reactive Strategies Within a Positive Practices Framework

  • Assuring Staff Consistency and the Provision of Quality Services

Programme Descriptions

1 | Nonaversive Behavioural Support and Basic
Principles of Positive Programming

8 July 2019
Programme 1 is the first of four integrated seminars on the topic of challenging behaviour. In this one-day seminar, we will provide an overview of a person-centred, multielement model and describe positive programming and environmental change strategies for providing positive behaviour supports to people with challenging behaviour. We also investigate reinforcement and motivational strategies to promote rapid behaviour change.

2 | Comprehensive Functional Assessment and
Advanced Support Strategies

9 July 2019
Programme 2 will provide in-depth training in behavioural assessment, functional analysis of behaviour and additional support strategies. You will learn how to determine the function of behaviour by following the structure reported in the Behaviour Assessment Guide. Also, you will learn to develop positive support plans based on the behavioural assessment and use some unique and advanced positive support strategies to change behaviour, such as altering motivation, altering the antecedents and teaching that the challenging behaviour may be OK at certain times.

3 | Emergency Management and Reactive Strategies
Within a Positive Practices Framework

10 July 2019
When punishment is no longer used to manage behaviour, people ask: “What do we do when the behaviour occurs?” “What do we do in a crisis?” This seminar will provide an overview of emergency management and reactive strategies that when used as part of a complete support plan will reduce or eliminate the use of restraints or restrictive practices.

This programme does NOT teach “physical management or restraint strategies” but does teach strategies such as antecedent control, instructional control, active listening, stimulus change, counterintuitive strategies, to name a few. You will also learn some strategies to recognise and meet the emotional needs of staff.

4 | Assuring Staff Consistency and the Provision of Quality Services:

An Introduction to an Effective Quality Improvement and Outcome Evaluation System Through the Application of Organisational Behaviour Management

11 July 2019
Based on the book, The Periodic Service Review, this one-day seminar on how to maximize staff consistency in service implementation utilizing effective staff supervision strategies is a logical additional day for everyone who has attended the previous 3 days and is relevant as well for all members of your management team.

Getting from Paper to Practice | You and participants from your management team will learn a system of quality management to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the information provided in Programmes 1 – 3. In Programmes 1, 2 and 3 you will have learned what to do — after Programme 4, you will have learned how to get it done. Agencies from across the world report that after they have sent their management teams to this seminar they were able to make significant improvements in the quality of services that they provide – “in spite of insufficient resources,” “low wages,” “lack of staff skills,” and “poor staff motivation.”

MARCH 2019
| Programmes 1 – 4: $500.00
(NO Daily Fee Available)

BEFORE 8 June 2019 | Programmes 1 – 4: $600.00
Daily Rate: $175.00
AFTER 8 June 2019 | Programmes 1 – 4: $700.00
Daily Rate: 200.00
Fees for Programmes 1 – 4 are per person and inclusive of lecture notes
and refreshment breaks. Lunch is “on your own.”

Townsville, QLD

Venue to be announced

The Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis

Co-founded in 1981 by Dr Gary W. LaVigna and Dr Thomas J Willis, IABA provides supported employment, supported living and supported educational services to individuals with complex and challenging behaviour in California. IABA is committed to providing the most advanced and highest possible quality services in support of people who have behaviours that challenge services.

Our goal is to assure the highest quality of life possible for the people we serve by enabling them to live regular lives in natural settings with full, positive and valued community presence and participation. In addition to the support services provided in the US, IABA has become an internationally recognised source for training and consultation in the areas of positive, evidence-based, person-centred, behavioural support, instructional strategies and total quality assurance systems.

This training is for all:

  • Early Intensive Interventionists

  • Special Education Teachers

  • BCBA’s and BCaBA’s

  • Behaviour Specialists

  • Autism Specialists

  • Cinical and Educational Psychologists

  • Group Home Personnel

  • Supported Employment Personnel

  • Supported Living Personnel

  • Parents and Family members

  • Any professional who provides educational or support services to individuals with complex needs.