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

  J. Lee J. Joseph
Content Level:
Age Group:
3 to 5 Years


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 this workshop 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.

This workshop is full.

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Workshop Dates

April 30, 2019

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Price Description


  • Fee includes any books, materials, breakfast, and lunch.
  • Attendees may also choose to attend the NTI (April 30–May 3). Separate registration fee applies.
  • Attendees may choose to attend both PTR-F and PTR-YC workshops. A separate registration fee ($250) applies for each workshop attended.