MAIER Professional Development Workshop

PBIS and ASD: Impact of Promoting Positive Behaviors

Speaker: Gretchen Scheibel, M.S., OTR/L, BCBA

Session Description: This professional development session will provide a basis for understanding the framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and its positive impact on student performance and behavior. Attendees will review current programming to identify established PBIS practices and current needs for strengthening practice and learn how PBIS supports students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) across all three tiers of PBIS.

Gretchen Scheibel, MS, OTR/L, BCBA, is a behavior consultant working in Midcoast and Central Maine. She specializes in designing educational programs based on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports framework and Applied Behavior Analysis principles. Dually certified as a Behavior Analyst and an occupational therapist, she possesses a unique understanding of special education and the necessary support to promote student success. Her practice focuses on using an evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior and improving functional performance in the education environment. Ms. Scheibel presents nationally on the topic of building interdisciplinary collaboration and demonstrating the value of occupational therapy in complex practice environments. Additionally, she provides programmatic consultation on interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based practice implementation.

Upon completion of the workshop, you may access and download your contact hours certificate by using the link provided. 6 Contact Hours can be earned upon completion of this workshop.

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Click below to access workshop videos, course materials, and contact hours certificate upon completion of workshop.

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Course Materials

Contact Hours certificate

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