Pre-Conference Workshop:
Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC): A Model for Addressing Serious Challenging Behaviors


Janice Lee

Difficulty Level


Age Group

3 to 5 years

PTR-YC book cover


This workshop will provide a detailed description of Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children, a model of intervention for young children with the most persistent and severe challenging behaviors. The model is based on the well-established procedures of positive behavior support, but is designed to help providers implement the assessment and intervention strategies with a high level of fidelity, leading to improved effectiveness. The session will include descriptions of the steps of the model, along with examples and time for questions and discussion.


Participants in the workshop on PTR-YC will:

  1. Learn how to implement all steps of the PTR-YC process;
  2. Learn how to use the PTR-YC assessment forms in order to complete classroom assessments and individualized functional behavioral assessments of children’s challenging behavior;
  3. Be able to describe evidence-based practices in each of the three categories of PTR-YC interventions – Prevent, Teach, and Reinforce;
  4. Learn how to collect and summarize progress monitoring data using the practical “BRS” systems of the PTR-YC model.

Workshop Dates

April 4, 2017

Pre-Conference Registration

Price Description


  • Fee includes any books, materials, breakfast, and lunch.
  • Limit one (1) pre-conference workshop per participant.
  • Separate registration fee for NTI is required.