Arizona Positive Behavior Support DVD's

Complete DVD's and Video's are available for purchase. Sample clips are available to preview below.

SUPPORTING A PERSON WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS/ SUPPORTING THE PEOPLE WHO CARE (2000)

Recorded from a presentation in Phoenix on March 13, 2000 by, David Pitonyak, who is a human services consultant interested in positive approaches to challenging behaviors. He believes that challenging behaviors are "messages" which can tell us important things about the individual and his or her surroundings. Understanding the "meaning" of an individual's challenging behaviors if the first step in supporting the person (and the person's supporters) to change. The video was recorded at a workshop on March 13, 2000 held in Phoenix.

GENTLE TEACHING: A POSITIVE APPROACH FOR CHALLENGES OF BEHAVIOR AND LEARNING (2000)

Dan Hobbs, special educator with 25 years experience in providing "hands-on" training to practitioners in education and human services, presents material recorded at a workshop held in Phoenix November 9-10, 2000. The video gives an overview of the values, goals, and strategies of Gentle Teaching, a multi-faceted approach to life (also applicable to all relationships) that enables practitioners to learn and grow with people who have significant challenges in behaviors and learning.

THE ROLE OF FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT IN POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT (2001)

Recorded from a presentation in Phoenix on April 12, 2001 by Mark Durand, this video outlines how a functional model of problem behavior can aid educators in identifying reasons for misbehaviors and offers novel guidelines for designing positive behavioral support plans. Dr. Durand, director of the New York Autism Network, has authored 11 books and 50 research publications primarily focused on assessment and treatment of self-injurious and disruptive behaviors. 

SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT: ORGANIZING BEHAVIOR SUPPORT FOR LIFESTYLE ImpACT (2002)

Dr. Rob Horner, professor of special education, specializes in instructional and behavior support strategies for individuals with moderate to severe disabilities. He also offers ways to use assessment tools to design supports around the person in order to change lives and behavior for the better. This video, recorded at a workshop on November 22, 2002 , presents approaches for on-going assessment and revision of behavior support plans for those with challenging behaviors.

BIGGER IS BETTER: SOCIAL NETWORK INTERVENTION AS MEDIATION OF CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR (2003)

Recorded from a presentation in Phoenix on April 25, 2003 by Kimberly Smalley, this video outlines examples of how social and communicative interventions affect behavior change and quality of life. Dr. Smalley puts ecological assessments and functional behavior assessment into general practice, addresses difficult issues such as sexuality and scrapes with the law, and forces the issues of self-determination and choice as they apply to the individuals who challenge the system most. Dr. Smalley is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, who has assisted schools, Dept. of Developmental Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, and service providers to successfully serve individuals who would otherwise be considered inappropriate or too challenging.

BEYOND THE ABC'S: NO EASY ANSWERS (2004)

Recorded from a presentation on June 7, 2004 by Chris Heimerl, this video is designed for staff working with persons with concurrent developmental disabilities and mental health or other behavioral complications. Efforts to assist individuals who exhibit destructive, violent, and sexually aggressive behavior often exhaust our personal and systemic community resources. Communities want certain assurances of safety and responsible use of limited. Viewing this tape, you will gain new ways of understanding and offering support and a renewed commitment. Chris has worked in a variety of Human Service capacities for nearly 30 years. He draws from a person-centered, positive approaches philosophy that has proven effective with numerous people who seriously challenge the system.

 

Purchase DVD's or Video's

The cost for each DVD or video is $10.00.
Please mail your payment, along with the name(s) of the DVD(s) and an email address to send the associated study guides to:

Institute for Human Development (attn: John)
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 5630
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Contact John.McDermott@nau.edu for more information.