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DTT Standards

LSCI Certification
Life Space Crisis Intervention
Full Certification Course to LSCI Established Standards (5 full days). Advanced, interactive therapeutic process for turning crisis situations into learning opportunities for children and youth with self-defeating behaviors.

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Workshops Overview

Staff development workshops for implementing DTT in classroom or therapeutic settings are designed around needs assessments for individual program sites. Experienced DTT instructors work with program administrators and direct service providers to identify topics, plan a training schedule, conduct workshops and mentor in classrooms with observations and debriefings. The focus is to enhance classroom skills of teachers and teaching assistants.

Typically, an initial workshop onsite offers an overview of DTT and what it can provide to enhance an educational and therapeutic program. This may be followed with enrollment of the participants in the basic online course, Developmental Teaching for Students With Special Needs. The course has open enrollment and allows up to one year for completion. During that year, certified DTT instructors can provide additional onsite workshops and classroom observations with feedback to assist program staff in successfully implementing DTT into their program.

Workshop topics follow the DTT content map and may include the following (many of these topics are available in the online course for DTT):

THE BASICS Assessing Social-Emotional-Behavioral Development (DTORF-R)
Using Assessment Results for Learning objectives and Instruction
Clarifying Roles of Classroom Team Members
Understanding the Process of Emotional Development
Identifying Defense Mechanisms in Students’ Behavior
Recognizing Students’ Developmental Anxieties

CLASSROOM SKILLS Applying DTT Instructional Strategies by Stages
Selecting Developmentally Appropriate Learning Materials
Adjusting Behavior Management to Students’ Stages of Development
Matching Behavior Management to Individual Needs (BIP; PEGS CD-ROMs)
Maintaining an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Environment
Using DTORF-R Ratings to Document Student Performance (AYP; RTI)

ADVANCED SKILLS Selecting Curriculum Content to Improve Student Participation
Monitoring Behavior to Modify Intervention Strategies
Debriefing and Mentoring Team Members
Interpreting Student Gains and Losses for Program Adjustments
Using Group Dynamics to Improve Student Outcomes

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