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Structured Teaching Workshops

The TIM Academy is a professional education provider approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Participants receive Act 48 credit hours. Workshops are held at the Academy in Berwyn, PA, unless otherwise noted.

Classes include:

Structured Teaching Level I (5-Day Training)

“Structured teaching” encourages professionals to understand and assess the characteristics of autism for each child and then develop instructional curriculum based on that assessment. This intensive week-long seminar provides teachers and other professionals with an overview of structured teaching, and the chance to see it in action by working directly with students of different ages and developmental skills.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Describe and understand the characteristics of autism
• Explain classroom assessment
• Demonstrate the components of structured teaching
• Understand how to work with families of children with autism
• Describe and address the communication difficulties of children with autism
• Explain independence, social, leisure and vocational instruction
• Describe behavior management strategies related to autism


June 26th June 30th, 2017 - (8:00am to 5:00pm) - Berwyn, PA

Cost: $1,550.00

Space is limited to 30 participants. Click to register.

Paraprofessional Training Toward Special Education Paraprofessional Certification

This training is designed to meet Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards for para-educators working in Special Education.  Trainings may be purchased by individual standards or topics.  Dates will be customized to meet district inservice days.

Standard #1-3 (3 hours)

Foundation of Special Educatin

Development and Characteristics of Diverse Learners

Individual learning differences

Standard #4-5 (6 hours)

Adapting Instructional strategies and materials

Learning Environments and Social Interactions

Standard #6-8 (6 hours)

Language Development

Instructional Planning to meet IEP objectives


Objective observation

Standard #9 (2.5 hours)

Professional and Ethical Practice

Standard #10 (2.5 hours)


Beyond the Basics: Structured Teaching Level II (2.5-Day Training)

Beyond the Basics focuses on the application of structured teaching techniques in a group setting. The various behavior management strategies and practical tips are reviewed. The course reviews behavior management strategies, as well as tips on group instruction, classroom organization, assessments, learning models, and working within the unique culture of each classroom.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Explain classroom assessment of autistic children
• Apply the strategies of structured teaching to classroom management and group instruction
• Describe behavior management strategies for children with autism

Cost: $575.00

Space is limited to 25 participants. Click to register.

Changing Challenging Behaviors (2-Day Training)

Changing Challenging Behaviors is designed for professionals who already have some training. This course Changing Challenging Behaviors presents ways to work with children with problem behaviors. The emphas is

on teaching students appropriate behaviors to replace the challenging behaviors, and giving them the tools to maintain those behaviors in their educational environment.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Describe student behavior in an objective manner
• Complete and document a student baseline measurement
• Determine the sequence of events surrounding a student’s challenging behaviors through the use of an   antecedent behavior and consequence chart
• Determine how the behavior is being maintained
• Determine the function of the behavior
• Define a potential student replacement behavior
• Design new antecedents and consequences
• Create an appropriate data collection system
• Implement a working behavior plan for a student with challenging behaviors

Cost:  $575.00

Space is limited to 30 participants. Click to register.


Structured Teaching for the Included Child (2-Day Training)

This seminar provides training for professionals working with students with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Structured teaching strategies for the public school setting is the primary focus.

At the completion of this course participants will:

• Describe the characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome
• Demonstrate the elements of structured teaching in the included setting
• Explain goals of inclusion, special education and regular education
• Describe how teachers can collaborate

Cost:  $575.00

Space is limited to 20 participants. Click to register.

Professional Tours of Timothy School

Tours of the Timothy School will be offered to school administrators and other professionals interested in seeing this innovative educational program in action. Tours include a brief introduction, tour of the school, classroom observations and a question-and-answer period regarding our techniques.

$40.00 per person ($30.00 for anyone who has attended a previous TIM Academy training program)

Tours are limited to 20 people. Click to register.


“A Teachable Moment” Instructional Handbook
written by The Timothy School Staff

This 30-page manual provides ideas for self contained visual tasks to promote student achievement and independence.

Cost:  $30.00.

Click to purchase.

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