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Free Parent Education Presentation

The Behavior - Communication Connection

The majority of inappropriate behavior in children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities occurs because they are trying to communicate something to us. Individuals who lack an effective way to communicate often exhibit challenging behaviors to communicate wants, needs, and emotions, especially frustration. Behavior Analysts and Speech/Language Pathologists work closely together in order to first determine the reason for the behavior, and second, to teach a skill the person can use instead of exhibiting the behavior. When this process all comes together success is two-fold: reduction of inappropriate behavior and a new found ability to communicate. This workshop, presented by Vicki L. Isler, Ed.D, BCBA-D and Stephanie Sherard, M.A, CCC-SLP with Children's Care Hospital and School in Sioux Falls, is designed specifically for parents and will provide ample time for questions and discussion. The session on Thursday, December 12 will be at Sioux Falls at the Wegner Health Information Center at the USD Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities, 1400 W. 22nd Street, Room 126) and broadcasted from Sioux Falls to Rapid City and Salem locations through the Dakota Digital Network (DDN). The session will also be and be available live online via the internet at 7 p.m. Visit under the Family Life/Parent Education Series tab for details on how to join the live session via the internet or call 1-800-640-4553. The monthly parent education sessions are free and open to the public and sponsored by South Dakota Parent Connection and the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities. The session is appropriate for parents and those working with or supporting children with special needs. Child care is not provided. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Register at where you will find materials which may be provided in advance of the presentation and information on future as well as previously recorded sessions. You may also call 605-361-3171 or 1-800-640-4553.

Date & Time

December 12, 2013

7:00PM - 8:30PM

More Info

Event Website

(605) 361-3171


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