Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Part 4: Analyzing the Behavior and Establishing a Plan for Intervention

presented by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky & Betty Paris

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Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Analyzing the Behavior and Establishing a Plan. This course will pull together all the information presented in the previous three courses and will not only answer the question "Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior?" but will help you identify and develop an intervention plan addressing both sensory and non-sensory components. A video case analysis will guide the process as participants complete the Analyzing Behavior Worksheet (ABW).

Meet Your Instructors

  • Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA

    Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA, is an international lecturer, author, private practice owner, and clinician. In 2017 she was recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as a Fellow for "Leading Excellence in Pediatrics Around the Globe." She received her undergraduate degree in special education from Ohio University; her master's degree in occupational therapy from Boston University; and post-graduate certifications in sensory integration (SI) and neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) for pediatrics, infants, and adults. Her area of specialization has been in treatment and program development for individuals with Autism, developmental disabilities, and sensory processing disorders She shares her knowledge and expertise to train therapists, parents, and other professionals through international educational seminars. She has been teaching for the American Occupational Therapy Association for twenty years, being an adjunct professor for several post-graduate Autism Specialist Certification programs and being a Tutor for the Sensory Integration Network of the UK since 2003. She is on the Board of Directors for Sleep'n Sync and the Advisory Committee for Southpaw Enterprises of the USA and UK, serves on the Planning and Grant Review Committees for Autism Speaks of Broward County, is on the Autism Community of Practice for AOTA, and has served on the Board of Directors for Abilitations. Among her awards are: Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Honorary membership (2013) and the Award of Excellence (1999) from the Florida Occupational Therapy Association, and Manager of the Year award while serving as Director of Rehabilitation for an acute care facility. Her website, www.starservices.tv, has links to articles, educational information, and more. Publications include: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism and PDD- Intervention Strategies, a text book for clinicians, parents, teachers and other professionals. This book provides practical holistic intervention strategies. Autism Interventions: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism, Second Edition. 2014 Is it Sensory or is it Behavior- Behavior Problem Identification, Analysis and Intervention. Developing Visual Motor Integration. A workbook of easy-to-use, reusable worksheets to systematically build skills. Activities build visual spatial perception, perceptual organization, eye-hand coordination, problem solving, motor planning and fine motor control. Sensory Modulation Laminated Card Series: Sensory Seeking, Sensory Avoiding, Passive Under Responsive & Positive Behavioral Strategies Cards- A laminated card series addressing practical solutions to regulatory issues.

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  • Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT

    Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT, international lecturer, author, educator, private practice owner, and clinician, attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida International University and her master's in education from the University of Phoenix. She holds post-graduate certificates in sensory integration (SI) and neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) in pediatrics and has used her training and experience to develop and render a unique blend of NDT and SI treatments to children and adults with Autism and other varying exceptionalities in a variety of settings. She shares her knowledge and expertise to train therapists, parents, and other professionals through international educational seminars. Betty has more than twenty years' experience teaching for the American Occupational Therapy Association and has been an adjunct professor for several post-graduate Autism Specialist Certification and occupational therapy programs and a Tutor for the Sensory Integration Network of the UK since 2003. She has co-authored in various educational journal publications and books. She serves on the Advisory Board for Southpaw Enterprises of the USA and UK, serves as Consultant for Florida International University's Medical Services Program for the Treatment of Individuals with Autism and as Consultant for Sleep'n Sync, and serves on the Planning Committee for Autism Speaks of Broward County. She has served on the Board of Directors for Abilitations-School Specialties. Her website, www.starservices.tv, has links to articles, educational information, and more. Publications include: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Intervention Strategies, a text book for clinicians, parents, teachers, and other professionals. This book provides practical, holistic intervention strategies. Autism Interventions: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism, Second Edition. 2014 Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Behavior Problem Identification, Assessment, and Intervention. Developing Visual Motor Integration. A workbook of easy-to-use, reusable worksheets to systematically build skills. Activities build visual spatial perception, perceptual organization, eye-hand coordination, problem-solving, motor planning and fine motor control. Sensory Modulation Laminated Card Series: Sensory Seeking, Sensory Avoiding, Passive Under Responsive, and Positive Behavioral Strategies Cards- A laminated card series addressing practical solutions to regulatory issues.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Overview: Analyzing the Behavior, Formulating Your Hypothesis, and Devising a Plan

    1. Overview: Analyzing the Behavior, Formulating Your Hypothesis, and Devising a Plan

    This chapter will look at analyzing the behavior to start to develop an intervention plan. We will review criteria in order to objectively identify the behavior of concern and define it in objective terms. We will discuss guidelines for prioritizing the behaviors to be addressed and begin to look at general guidelines for intervention. Participants will complete page one of the Analyzing Behavior Worksheet (ABW) using the video case study.

  2. Defining Your Hypothesis: What Is the Underlying Function of the Behavior?

    2. Defining Your Hypothesis: What Is the Underlying Function of the Behavior?

    In this chapter, we will formulate our hypothesis of the function(s) of the behavior, pulling together information from all of our previous courses. The more accurate our hypothesis is of the function the behavior serves, the more effective our interventions will be. We will identify sensory-based interventions and begin to identify an intervention plan of preventatives and skill development. We will also complete page two of the Analyzing Behavior Worksheet using the video case study.

  3. Replacement Behaviors and Developing Our Intervention Plan

    3. Replacement Behaviors and Developing Our Intervention Plan

    With our hypothesis in hand, we will develop our intervention plan, establishing our replacement behaviors and identifying preventatives that must be in place, skills that need to be developed, and reinforcements/consequences. Participants will complete page three of the Analyzing Behavior Worksheet (ABW) using the video case study.