The Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh (DSAP) has partnered with Advance Behavior & Learning to provide a virtual Speaker Series: Benefits of Being Busy: Staying Busy for Tweens, Teens, and Adults. Join us on 3/29 at 7pm. Tweens, teens, and adults have behavioral needs that are often distinctly different from younger children. Prevention, education, and functional, logical consequences should all come together to ensure an effective plan. This session will review these essential components and provide some new thoughts on how to improve engagement in this older group where options may feel more limited. Staying busy is important, but the key is finding how to best help teach this life skill and promote independence. This session will help with some new ideas and inspiration.
Our speaker, Dr. Stacy Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rollins College, her master’s degree in Education at the University of Central Florida and her Doctorate in Special Education at Nova Southeastern University. She is doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. For over 20 years, she has worked providing services to people with developmental disabilities, learning differences, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Taylor has worked in a variety of settings including clinics, schools, and homes. In addition to providing 1:1 treatment to children, she also provides training and consultation to parents, teachers, therapists, physicians, and agencies across the country. She speaks at conferences, presenting information on early intervention, education, and behavioral treatment. Dr. Taylor served as a member and chair on the board of directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. She has taught many college level courses to help students learn more about learning, child development, and behavior. Her programs function as an internship and practicum site for students just starting in the field. Dr. Taylor is married and has 4 amazing children.
You will receive the Zoom presentation link in your confirmation receipt after registering. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].