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Behavior Basics: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change

Tue March 24, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

Professionals working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are likely to encounter challenging behavior.  This webinar reviews the ABCs of behavior (antecedent, behavior, consequence) and helps professionals identify the function of behavior.  Dr. Hardy explains the ways in which multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) can be utilized to manage challenging behavior for all children, but especially children with disabilities or who have experienced trauma.  The use of tally sheets, forms, and checklists to inform decisions that support positive behavior and sustain behavioral change is also addressed.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit


Due to COVID-19, the ability to access face-to-face professional development has become very limited.  Thus the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) has agreed to offer EITP & Gateways CE credits for this archived MFLN Early Intervention webinar for ILLINOIS providers through Jun. 30, 2022.  Individuals seeking CE credit to be used towards other state or agency credentials should contact their credentialing/licensing agency for guidance.

This webinar is approved for Continuing Education Credits for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) through 3/24/2023.

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You will be prompted to complete a post-test in order to receive a certificate.

Continuing Education


Jessica Hardy received her Ph.D. in early childhood special education from Vanderbilt University and her M.Ed. and B.A. from the University of Florida.  She taught in Portland, OR as a Head Start teacher and an early childhood special education teacher.  Jessica’s primary research interests are supporting social-emotional development; evidence-based instructional practices, particularly for teaching early math and science; and early childhood coaching and professional development.

Intentional Design: Promoting Positive Behavior | Series

This four-part webinar series will focus on promoting positive behavior in young children. Throughout the series, our highly respected presenters will take us through important topics related to promoting positive behavior across home, preschool, and childcare settings for young children with and without disabilities.

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ABC Recording Form A (PDF) – Download/Print for use in webinar session

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16 Replies to “Behavior Basics: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change”

  1. Hi Allison. I emailed your certificate to you. Please let me know if you didn’t get it.

  2. Hi. I found the training to be wonderful in thoroughly covering the foundation or “basics.” I would like for some of our early educators to be able to view the presentation. Is it posted somewhere?
    Thank you!!

  3. I completed the survey and post test. Received a passing grade of 100. However, i have not received my certificate like my co-workers have. I just checked the link and it says you completed the survey but does not say anything about the post test. Is there a way to make sure i put the correct email and didn’t accidentally misspelled it.

  4. Lori – If you are unable to use the RSVP box along the right hand side of the page, please email milfamln@gmail.com or MFLNFDEarlyIntervention@gmail.com for assistance. While we ask people to RSVP we do not retain the RSVP records in order to cull an attendance list. The “proof” of your attendance is the certificate you can choose to receive at the end of the webinar. All of these details will be explained when we get started. If you cannot RSVP please email one of the addresses above and let them know so they can assist you in getting connected to the webinar. See you soon.

  5. Hi Alberta. You will want to check with your credentialing agency in VA as I do not know. The credits we supply have been approved by the Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center for early intervention credit in VA, but I do not know if that is what you need.

  6. Hi Amy. Yes, our webinars are recorded and available for viewing typically within 24-48 hours of the live event. These recordings are also available for CE credits. Please let me know if there are any other questions.

  7. We always encourage participants to check with their credentialing organization if they do not see any specific details regarding the type of credit they need in the section above labeled “Continuing Education (CE) Credit.”

  8. Hi Nissa,

    I’m also a BCBA (and EI provider) and I was just looking into this. Unless the presenters of this webinar are ACE providers, I don’t think we can get CEUs for this because as of Jan. 1, 2020, we can no longer count Type 3, Non-Authorized Events toward our CEUs (Nov. 2019 BACB newsletter). Bummer!

  9. Yes, Nissa, a certificate of completion is available to individuals who complete the evaluation and successfully pass the post-test. Printed on this certificate is the participant’s name, the title of the webinar and presenter, the date the certificate was issued, the number of hours for the webinar, and a variety of CE items for credentialing for EI agencies. If you have additional questions, please email us at MFLNFDEarlyIntervention@gmail.com.

  10. Hi! I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and I am allowed 9 credits of non-BCBA continuing education toward my credits per 2 years.

    Would I be able to obtain a certificate saying I attend this webinar for 1.5 hours to submit to the BCBA board?

    Thanks! Nissa

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