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At this workshop, Dr. Lynch will give practical information on managing behaviours, both in individual and group settings. This workshop would be appropriate for anyone in contact with individuals with Autism, FAS/D, ADD/HD, Anxiety Disorders, and anyone else who needs help correcting unwanted behaviours, both common and complex.
Shane has been working with individuals with severe and complex behaviors for almost 20 years.
He is the Director of Clinical Services Calgary for The Centre for Autism Services Alberta, an organization that serves individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families across the lifespan.
He is a Registered Psychologist trained in developmental and behavior disorders, behavior analysis, and special education. Shane uses a “positive behavior support” (PBS) approach in his consultations with schools, community agencies and with families on how to improve an individual’s behavioral and social-communication difficulties.
During his doctoral studies, Shane was named a Strategic Training Fellow in Autism Research by the Canadian Institute for Health Research. Since being one of the original curriculum developers and a lead facilitator of the Joint Action for Children Committee's Positive Behavior Support Training Initiative through the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in 2010, he has continued to offer PBS training to groups across Alberta.
Shane is currently leading the province-wide Severe and Complex Behavior Community of Practice. Additionally, he has published and lectured, locally and internationally, as well as taught many courses in the teacher-training program at the University of Alberta.
His presentations are both practical and inspiring, he comes with user-friendly handouts and distributes his PowerPoints.