Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Training Series

5 Nov 2020 7:54 PM | Anne Zaslofsky (Administrator)

Do not miss this no-cost opportunity to gain essential skills in solving behavior problems.  Every teacher and school psychologist NEEDS this to be implementing this systemic framework for students with behavior challenges.   

Join us for a training series on Prevent-Teach-Reinforce led by Rose Iovannone, Ph.D., BCBA-D.  Dr. Iovannone is one of the developers of this research-based framework for implementing functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and developing function-based support plans (BIPs). PTR is a team-driven process that is facilitated by a coach who guides the team through identification of target behaviors, developing a hypothesis, building intervention plans, and providing active ongoing support to the teacher to implement the plan and evaluate its outcomes.  You'll get explicit guidance and strategies for implementing all five steps of PTR: 

  1. teaming and goal-setting
  2. collecting data
  3. conducting a PTR Functional Behavioral Assessment
  4. developing a PTR behavior intervention plan 
  5. Monitoring progress and making data-based decisions. 

PTR Training Dates

All times are 12 PM - 3 PM CST (please click on the links below to register)


  • ASD Teachers
  • DCD Teachers
  • EBD Teachers
  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)
  • School Psychologists
  • Special Education coordinators


This training will be conducted via the Zoom platform. We will integrate the Zoom Tools for active participant learning including; imitation features, chat features, breakout rooms, and polls.  CEUs will be provided.

We will be implementing the Prevent Teach Reinforce (PTR) professional learning experience over the course of the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. We will be doing this in four, 3-hour sessions. Plan to attend all sessions to learn/practice all 5 steps of PTR. If you are not able to attend it live, we will record the sessions for participants to watch after each session.  Participants will be charged $50 only if they do NOT attend or watch the recordings after registering. 

Benefits of PTR

  • Proven effective by research and field testing in real classrooms—PTR was shown to reduce behavior problems and increase evidence of social skills and academic engagement.
  • Structured and explicit, with five systematic steps that take you beyond tips and strategies.
  • Consistent with positive behavior support and derived from the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
  • Easily adaptable to the needs and goals of each individual student.
  • Effective for both typically developing students and learners with disabilities and other challenges.

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