POPARD offers districts a service and staff training opportunity which leads to a certificate in Student Cooperation Training.
The purpose of the SCT is to build the capacity of the district to provide understanding and support to students with ASD who exhibit persistent non-compliant, task avoidance or refusal behaviour.
School and district staff will be provided with targeted training, coaching, and follow-up by POPARD consultants. Behavioural principles will be used to increase cooperation in students who currently exhibit significant non-compliance including task avoidance and refusal. Staff will learn how to successfully gain instructional control and increase student cooperation, while teaching the target student essential pre-requisite skills for learning.
POPARD will invest extensive time and resources to support significant growth in district capacity.
There are two levels to this training:
District capacity building: the consultants will train a district level staff member to work with students who have similar needs. They are expected to replicate this process.
Student specific: the consultants will work on increasing student co-operation while training staff members directly working with the student.
We have produced 2 videos. One provides an overview of the SCT service, and the other explains how the service will be delivered. Additionally, the requirements and level of commitment required from Districts is described below.
*Please note, our SCT service was formally referred to as Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI)