Presentations

The NTI center offers a comprehensive list of workshops and courses.  We can work with you to design curriculums for professional development, meeting the unique training needs of your staff.  NTI instructors are certified professionals able to interact, teach, and support their students in a positive and productive way.

Any of the following presentations can be conducted at your place or ours:

BASICS OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

This intense workshop will cover all the basics of Behavior Analysis as well as some common teaching methods used within an ABA program. Topic areas will include Reinforcement, Punishment, Prompting, Data collection and analysis, Maintenance, Discrete Trial Teaching and Incidental teaching procedures.

INCREASING VERBAL BEHAVIOR

Participants will learn how to implement a Verbal Behavior
intervention based on B.F. Skinners theories. This intense workshop
will also cover the three major communication systems (verbal,
Picture exchange and Sign language) which are used to teach children
with autism to communicate. Participants will review the Pros and
Cons of each of the three major communication systems which are used
with the Autistic population. Participants will also be able to
observe each of these communication systems being used via video
samples as well as interactive activities.

CONDUCTING AN ABLLS

Overview of the Assessment of Basic Language Learner Skills (ABLLS). Implementation, and translation of data into I.E.P goals.

ADDRESSING PROBLEMATIC BEHAVIORS

This course will cover the issues we face when addressing problematic behaviors using a behavior analytic approach. Discussion will include popular behavior assessment tools, and procedures used to eliminate unwanted behaviors.

INCREASING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

This intense workshop will cover all the basics of teaching social and play skills utilizing a behavior analysis approach. Topic areas will include: What are social skills, selection of play skills/social skills to teach, incidental teaching procedures, utilization of reinforcement, prompting and prompt fading, as well as data collection methods.

RESPITE WORKER TRAINING

This intense workshop will provide the much needed knowledge respite workers require in order to work with a disabled child. Topic areas will include an overview of developmental disabilities, addressing inappropriate behavior(s), basic principals of reinforcement and punishment procedures. Discussion will also include an overview of popular communication systems (i.e., PECS, ASL, etc.)

ADDRESSING FEEDING ISSUES

This discussion lead by a Speech and Language Pathologist will address many eating disorders commonly seen in the developmentally disabled population. Strategies and techniques will be discussed and role played throughout the session.

YOU’RE NOT ALONE (parents) BASICS OF AUTISM

Overview of Autism and popular interventions. Discussion will also cover topics such as entitlements, qualifications and role of service providers.

YOU’RE NOT ALONE (grandparents) BASICS OF AUTISM

Overview of Autism and popular interventions. Discussion will include how grandparents and extended family members can be an important part of “the team” and how they can contribute. Topics will also include entitlements, qualifications and role of service providers.

ESTABLISHING A TEACCH FRIENDLY CLASSROOM

This intense workshop will cover the following topics; Development of structured TEACCHing methods, Physical structuring the learning environment, Individualized Daily Schedule, Work/Activity Systems, Making tasks and activities for children, social and leisure programming, communication issues, Behavior Management Ideas

ADDRESSING SOCIAL OUTINGS

Many families have difficulties when going out to social events (i.e., movies, amusement parks, etc.) as well as traveling. Through discussion and Q & A, easy to use strategies will be learned which families can use to safely address any issues which may arise in social situations with their disabled child.

FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

This workshop is all about planning for your disabled child’s financial future. This special gathering will focus on creation of a trust and development of a will.

A MUSICAL APPROACH

Explore the benefits of music with us as we discuss music therapy. Participants will learn strategies they may incorporate into their child’s educational programs.

INTRO TO PECS

Explore the basic procedures to setup and use the PECS communication system.

NTI also organizes workshops on a variety of topics held at the NTI center in Ozone Park, Queens on a monthly basis. We encourage you to visit our website www.nyfac.org to gain further information

If you would like NTI to present a workshop at your next conference and/or agency call Andrea Mercatante at 718-641-3441 ext 104.

Address:

95-16 Pitkin Ave
Ozone Park, NY 11417
Phone: 718-641-3441

Directions:

From Brooklyn:

Take  Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge becomes Adams street/ Brooklyn Bridge Blvd. Continue on Boerum Pl/Brooklyn Bridge Blvd. Turn left on Atlantic Ave. Continue on S Conduit Ave/S Conduit Blvd. Bear left on Sutter Ave, Bear right on Pitkin

From Northern Queens:

Take Van Wyck Expressway south towards Kennedy Airport, to Belt Parkway west. On Belt Parkway, take Crossbay Blvd exit north.  Continue on Crossbay Blvd and make right onto Pitkin Ave.

From Nassau County:

Take Southern State Parkway west. Continue on Southern State Parkway to the Belt Parkway. Take Belt Parkway to the Crossbay Blvd exit north. Continue on Crossbay Blvd and make right onto Pitkin Ave.

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