What is Everyday BehaviorTools?

The PCMA is proud to offer the Everyday BehaviorTools course as a program to certify those who are trained to proficiency in the skills taught. The course is highly informative, entertaining and interactive. While the material is consistent with state-of-the-art behavioral research and principles, it is presented in an extraordinarily “user friendly” way. Participants relate easily to the real life examples that are used and the easily understood ways that principles and strategies are explained. The strategies are highly effective and often work quickly.

The Everyday BehaviorTools™ course is taught in schools, developmental centers, residential centers, day programs and in a variety of other settings. The Everyday BehaviorTools methods work well with adults, teenagers and children of all levels of functional skills and verbal abilities, including those without any spoken communication. Everyday BehaviorTools course is the perfect companion to PCM training!!

The following are some of the learning objectives from the Everyday BehaviorTools

  • - Identify coercion and punishment commonly used to change behavior

  • - Identify the effects of coercive and punishment on people

  • - Demonstrate the steps of the Maximize Relationships Tool

  • - Describe the benefits of using the Maximize Relationships Tool

  • - Describe the value of, and demonstrate empathy statements and open-ended questions

  • - Describe the ?tip the scales to the behavior you want? perspective

  • - Define behavior, consequences, reinforcement and its effects

  • - Demonstrate the steps of the Strengthen Behavior Tool

  • - Define "Junk Behavior" and discuss why it happens

  • - Demonstrate the steps of the Pivot Tool

  • - Demonstrate the steps of the Non-Reactive Response Tool

  • - Match strategies to appropriate situations

  • - Demonstrate the steps of the Interrupt & Redirect Tool

  • - Discuss how to effectively set expectations

  • - Demonstrate the steps of the Set Expectations Tool

  • - Demonstrate the steps of the Make a Using a Written Contract Tool

  • - Discuss how to review and evaluate a behavior contract

  • - Discuss factors that influence behavior

  • - Analyze behavior and identify replacement behaviors

  • - Demonstrate all Tools in a variety of situations