The ASPEN Training Modules are designed to engage educators and practitioners in the applications of positive psychology, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) in the school setting.
At the end of the course (7 modules in total), attendees will:
- Understand the roots of aggression in children.
- Jettison ineffective and harmful practices.
- Understand where their respective school/district stands in an MTSS framework, (and build from there).
- Apply principles of positive psychology like RICH Theory and Flow in behavior programming for students.
- Review and apply principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
- Incorproate components of optimistic teaming and leadership.
Ben Springer is an award-winning and nationally certified school psychologist. Ben received his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. Ben studied psychological assessment, counseling, school-wide positive behavior supports, bullying prevention programs, parental involvement, evidence-based practice, autism, and social skills instruction. Ben works as the director of special education in a public school in Utah.
StartVIDEO — "Stuff That Does Not Work" (10:40)
Start5 Reasons Catharsis Doesn't Help Treat Aggressive Behavior
StartThe Case Against Corporal Punishment
StartThe Better Reprimand
StartThe DRI Drill: Targeting Replacement Behaviors
StartDefend Yourself (With Understanding!)
StartQUIZ — Test Your Knowledge