The Illinois Service Resource Center provides quarterly training for 25 Behavior Support teams throughout the state that work with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired.
These training workshops focus on Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Developing Effective Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Additional training is provided on enhancing behavior support at all three tiers of the Response to Intervention model.
Team members then serve as a local resource for behavior support for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired.
The goal of this training effort is to build the capacity of local schools and programs to meet the behavioral needs of students with a hearing loss.
To see if there is currently an ISRC DHH/VI Behavior Team in your school, district, or cooperative, check out the map of active behavior teams.
- Comments from participants:
- "Today’s session was A-MAZING!!! I loved listening to Laura. There were all kinds of ah-ha moments! Just wonderful. Thanks for putting that together for us. So fortunate to have such an awesome resource available to us for professional development…FOR FREE!!!"
- "It's like she's talking to me!"
- "I'm excited to go back and work with my student instead of dreading it."
- "I've used this so much. It's made such a difference in students' lives. Parents have said it's made a difference at home, because they're not getting negative reports at home. Knowing that ISRC is here has made such a difference, because I can just pick up the phone and call you."
|April 16, 2019||Self-Advocacy||Tinley Park, Illinois||Gail Wright|
|February 4, 2019||Effectively Addressing the co-morbid mental health and trauma concerns of students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired||Tinley Park, Illinois||Rick Van Acker|
|November 8, 2018||The development of psychosocial and problem solving skills in deaf students: Insights from the Deaf mental health field||Tinley Park, Illinois||Neil Glickman|
|September 17, 2018||Literacy and Behavior||Tinley Park, Illinois||Beverly Trezek|
|April 10, 2018||Self-Advocacy||Tinley Park, Illinois||Karen Anderson|
|February 5 and 6, 2018||Structured Teaching - TEACCH||Tinley Park, Illinois; Belleville, Illinois||Dr. Christy Borders and Dr. Stacey Bock|
|November 6, 2017||Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Micki Ostroski|
|September 18 and 19, 2017||Communication Matrix||Tinley Park, Illinois; Belleville, Illinois||Nancy Steele|
|April 4, 2017||Developing Interventions for Escape Based Functions of Behavior||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Richard Van Acker|
|March 10, 2017||Deaf EdCamp||Collinsville, Illinois||Kim Janssen|
|February 13, 2017||Sensory Needs and Interventions for Students with Multiple Disabilities||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Christy Borders|
|November 15, 2016||Oppositional Students/Resilience||Tinley Park, Illinois||Tamra Cojo|
|September 18, 2016||Deafness and Autism||Tinley Park, Illinois||Barbara Doyle|
|April 18, 2016||Cooling Down Your Classroom with Mindful Practices||Tinley Park, Illinois||Carla Tantillo|
|February 23, 2016||Addressing Behavior Through the Use of Functional Communication Training||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Christy Borders; Stacey Jones-Boch, Ph.D,.; Kristi Probst|
|November 17, 2015||Trauma Informed Practice in the Classroom||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Colleen Cichetti; Erica Badie; Dr. Claire Coyne; Jamie Sanchez|
|September 21, 2015||Teaching Self Control and Anger Management||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Sheldon Braaten|
|April 13, 2015||FBA Implementation||Tinley Park, Illinois||Alice Belgrade|
|February 3, 2015||Structured Work Systems||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Christy Borders; Nikki Michalak|
|November 17, 2014||Person Centered Planning||Tinley Park, Illinois||Sue Walters|
|September 16, 2014||Becoming a Superhero in the Classroom||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Laura Riffel|
|April 7, 2014||Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Is the Behavior Intervention Plan Being Implemented and Is It Effective?||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Richard Van Acker, Ed. D.|
|February 4, 2014||Complex Deaf Kids: Uncharted Territory||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Christy Borders; Nikki Michalak|
|November 5, 2013||Behaviorama: Differentiated Learning -- Putting Theory into Practice -- Behavior Team NIA Station Style In-Service -- DHH Drum Club||Tinley Park, Illinois||Raven Stromek; Lisa Bendinelli; Jill McCue; Doran Blakeslee|
|September 9, 2013||Going with the Resistance: Creatively Avoiding Power Struggles||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Matt Rider|
|April 9, 2013||Writing BIP based on FBA: Making Data Based Decisions to Change Behavior||Tinley Park, Illinois||Laura A. Riffel, Ph.D.|
|February 4, 2013||Supporting Students with a Dual Diagnosis of Deafness and Autism Spectrum Disorder||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Christy Borders; Dr. Stacey Jones Bock|
|November 6, 2012||Preventing and Managing Challenging Behaviors||Tinley Park, Illinois||Christina Yuknis, Ph.D.|
|September 24, 2012||Practical FBA and BSP 4-step Process: 4 Part Series with Behavior Support Planning||Tinley Park, Illinois||Sheldon Loman, PhD|
|April 16, 2012||The Skilled Helper: A Model to Help Address the Resistive Teacher||Tinley Park, Illinois||Dr. Richard Van Acker, Ed. D.|