To further our mission of supporting the development, implementation, and assessment of evidence-based practices that facilitate systemic improvements for students, teachers, schools, and districts, EASTCONN's Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services Department offers professional development workshops for educational professionals across the state of Connecticut. These workshops are characterized by the use of real-world examples, problem-based learning, small-group activities, and research-based recommendations.
PBC professional development opportunities:
- Open-enrollment workshops available to all interested educational professionals, or
- District- or school-specific professional development, which are adapted specifically for the audience and content desired by the requesting school, district, or organization
- Additionally, members of EASTCONN's Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services Department contribute to the development and dissemination of evidence-based practices through the publication of empirical research and the presentation of that research to scientists and practitioners at national and regional conferences.
Best Practices in Supporting Special Populations: Breaking Down Barriers to Learning
In October 2017, the EASTCONN Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services division hosted a full-day conference on supporting students within October 2017, the EASTCONN Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services division hosted a full-day conference on supporting students with special needs. Presenters hosted more than a dozen sessions on topics including trauma-informed supports, strategies for maximizing academic engagement, overcoming challenges when implementing interventions, critical features of effective behavior support plans, supporting students with ASD in inclusion settings, special topics in neuropsychology, and many more. Content reflects the scope of topics aligned with training and support provided by consultants in the PBC division at EASTCONN. Please contact Dr. Ravit Stein (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information regarding professional development/training in these and other related areas.