Friday, March 19, 2010

Stategies for Changing Behavior in Children

A Conference for parents, family members, caregivers, and professionals interested in helping a child with challenging behaviors on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 8:30 am- 3:00 pm at Williamsport High School at 5 South Clifton Drive, Williamsport, Maryland sponsored by the Western Maryland Family Support and Resource Centers.

The conference will be featuring Paul Livelli, Ph.D. who is the Director of Autism Educational Services at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems and a Research Associate for the University of Maryland in College Park.
Dr. Paul Livelli knows that parents and caregivers sometimes struggle with children whom exhibit challenging behavior problems. What they often do not understand is that their own behavior may be reinforcing the behaviors they desperately want to stop. This workshop will not focus on stopping inappropriate behavior, the focus will be on changing this behavior over time so that it becomes part of the child's way of being. All learning is behavior. This workshop will help parents and caregivers look at modifications to their home and classroom environments. It will help to reduce the extra support that initially has to be offered to help children with problems of motivation and self-control succeed in their schools and communities. This workshop will also change adult responses to children.

Outline of Conference Agenda:
8:30-9:30 am Registration/Refreshments/Agency Displays
9:30-9:45 am Welcome/Announcements
9:45-12:00 Noon Presentation
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch/Agency Displays
1:00-3:00 pm Presentation

Conference Cost: $10.00 per person which includes workshop materials, morning refreshments, and bag lunch (wrap, pickle, chips, cookie, and drink)

Registration deadline is March 30, 2010
If you are interested in attending this conference or for more information, please contact Donnis Lloyd at or Lisa Fraley at

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