Understanding Behavior (UB124-2)

  • Instructor: Shannon Raybold
  • Time Commitment: 3 weeks at about 3-4 hours per week.
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Course Overview

Gain an understanding of behavior, how it works, and how it relates to our support for the students we work with. 
Through the lens of behavior analysis, develop a more comprehensive understanding of behavior and improve approaches to behavior interventions.

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Meet the Facilitator

Shannon Raybold

Shannon Raybold is a special educator who is passionate about including all children in international school settings. She currently is a doctorial student working on her Ed.D in Special Education Leadership. She also serves as a program administrator in the U.S. for the largest birth-5 years old (EI/ECSE) provider in her state supporting over 3,000 children and families.

Internationally, Shannon supported schools across Central and SE Asia as well as in China for Quality Schools International (QSI) by developing supports for children with special learning needs and by building teacher capacity to serve diverse learners across environments. She also founded an educational consulting firm specializing in supporting children and adults with autism. Shannon has spoken at conferences or provided training in the U.S., China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. She brings over 20 years of experience in the field and has 3 school-aged children who are each exceptional learners in their own way.

Shannon is passionate about ensuring that inclusive practices and mindsets are in place in all school settings so every child enjoys the right to be included and valued as a member of their home community.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Warm Feedback 

I like how SENIA provides many other sources to read and to deepen knowledge. I also like to read posts from other teachers, from them I learn a lot.
Karina AyuInova, Indonesia
I found the introduction to a variety of behavior observation tools really useful and I also appreciated theoretical overview of what is behavior and some guiding principles around how to think about Behavior.
Chris Raymaakers, Singapore
I enjoyed the Discussion Boards. Having the opportunity to interact with other professionals and stakeholders was the most insightful and fulfilling.
AntonioTiples, IV, Phillippines
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