MTC travels to provide convenient onsite staff education in a variety of areas. Topics such as these are a sample of what is available. Workshops are typically one hour in length, include handouts and may be bundled together for a discounted rate. Contact the MTC office to review a plan for customizing your continuing education needs at RSVP@mtcus.com or call 847-816-7200 and a representative will assist you.
Remembering “Me”: Self-Care and Work-Personal Balance
Participants in this workshop will explore ways to integrate self-care into their personal and professional lives, including interactive opportunities to learn & experience new techniques for self-care, and how to develop a self-care plan for a balanced life. A unique offering to professional staffs who focus their lives on helping others.
Participants in this workshop will learn about behavior development in young children. Information includes warning signs for potential behavioral concerns and how to inspire positive behavior.
Sensory Processing 101
Participants in this workshop will learn the foundation of what sensory processing is, how it impacts us all and obtain functional tips on how to identify and manage your child’s sensory preferences to help him/her succeed at home and in school.
Sensory vs. Behavioral Needs
Defining the Differences
Participants in this workshop will learn what is meant by a sensory need and a behavioral need, discuss how sensory needs and behavior are inter-related, learn techniques that can be used to manage sensory needs, as well as techniques that can be used to manage behavioral needs.
Positive Reinforcement vs. Extinguishing Behavior
Shaping Behavior before it Happens
Participants in this workshop will learn the goal of shaping behavior, what is meant by positive reinforcement and extinguishing behavior, discuss why positive reinforcement is more effective in shaping behavior, and learn techniques of positive reinforcement.
Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
Participants in this workshop will discuss simple steps from classroom set-up to group behavior management and lesson plan ideas to create environments that encourage success for all children, including those with special needs.
Building Strong Partnerships with Families
Participants in this workshop will discuss ways that staff can more effectively work with parents in the best interests of their child, including setting professional limits and clear communication styles.