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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 Timothy School, located in Berwyn, PA, unless otherwise noted.

Structured Teaching Level I (3.5 Day Training)

The Timothy School/TIM Academy has been providing this training to professionals in the application of Structured Teaching for over a decade.  This intensive program provides practical hands-on experience for educators, therapists, and parents working with children on the autism spectrum.  The TIM Academy advocates the use of research based methods including:  Structured Teaching, ABA, and Picture Communication Systems.

This workshop encourages professionals to understand and assess the characteristics of autism for each student and then develop instructional strategies to support and promote learning.  Additionally, teachers and other professionals will receive an overview of structural strategies that support students with autism and the opportunity to experience it in action by working directly with students of different ages and developmental levels in a demonstration classroom. 

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

  • Describe and understand the characteristics of autism
  • Explain and conduct an informal student assessment
  • Demonstrate the components of structured teaching
  • Understand how to proactively work with families of children with autism
  • Explain generalization of skills, promoting independence and community based instruction
  • Describe behavior management strategies related to autism
  • Conceptualize challenging behaviors from ABA framework
  • Learn how to match behavioral strategies to functions of behavior

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Dates:  June 25th - June 28th, 2024


Cost:  $1,250.00

Space is limited to 30 participants. Click to register.

Changing Challenging Behaviors (2-Day Training) - Dates TBD

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

Professional Tours of Timothy School - Upon Request

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.

Cost:   $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.



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