Florida Tech’s The Scott Center Opens Second Session of Behavior Basics Boot Camp for Teachers Aug. 5

MELBOURNE, FLA.—At full enrollment for the first session, The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology is opening a new session of Behavior Basics Boot Camp for teachers Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Scott Center’s Seminar Room. The boot camp offers teachers guidance on managing challenging behaviors in their classroom.

Instructed by Alison Betz, Florida Tech assistant professor, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, the workshop offers a large group lecture, small group exercises and hands-on training. Betz will review such concepts as identifying why challenging behavior occurs in the classroom; choosing interventions in the classroom; how to take data on behaviors while teaching; determining when outside support is needed; and general prevention strategies.

Brevard County teachers who participate in the boot camp will receive in-service points. Teachers who want to earn in-service points must contact and register with Barbara McFadden at (321) 633-1000, extension 534; or email mcfadden.barbara@brevardschools.org. Those who are not Brevard County employees can register at http://aba.fit.edu. The cost is $50. For more information, call (321) 674-8106, or visit www.thescottcenter.org.

The Seminar Room is located on the second floor of The Scott Center on the south side of the Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne.

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