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Professionalism Presentation with Questions


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Professionalism Presentation with Questions

  1. 1. Professionalism<br />Tim Obertein<br />
  2. 2. Punctuality (Being on time)<br />What does being on time mean?<br />Being in the center<br />With your stuff put away<br />Signed in<br />And ready to work by your scheduled shift time<br />If you’re going to be late/absent<br />Call the supervisor on your shift<br />Call Kelly or Jessica<br />Call another supervisor<br />Call the CDC <br />
  3. 3. Once you’re there…<br />NO phones during your shift<br />Exceptions only by supervisor approval<br />NO talking about what happened on the weekend, drinking, etc. Instead, talk about:<br />Procedures<br />Problems you’re having with your kid<br />Cute stories that you have about your kid<br />Don’t talk negatively about your kid in front of them<br />Some of them will pick up on it<br />It can reinforce their inappropriate behavior<br />
  4. 4. Correct data collection<br />Don’t run more than 3 trials without collecting data.<br />If data is incorrect:<br />A child may be moved to another phase or procedure that they aren’t ready for<br />They may be held on a phase or procedure that they already have mastered<br />Case coordinators waste time fixing or adding procedures<br />
  5. 5. Correct data collection cont.<br />Make sure you’re perfectly clear what the correct/incorrect response is before you even start the procedure<br />If you think that the data may be incorrect in any way<br />Invalidate it! IV<br />Don’t be afraid to IV data!<br />It will help the kids get the best treatment possible!<br />Missing procedure materials?<br />Call a supervisor over and if they can’t find them…<br />Record it in the log<br />Log sheets at the end of your shift<br />Time<br />ELO’s/LO’s<br />
  6. 6. Outside of the KAC<br />The only places you can use a child’s full first name are at the KAC and in these meetings.<br />That means no:<br />Facebook/MySpace/Twitter/whatever posts<br />Text messages to non-center staff<br />Conversations outside of the KAC or these meetings<br />
  7. 7. Internet<br />Unfortunately you can’t post any of the ridiculously cute pictures of you and your kid online.<br />No negative posts about:<br />Western,<br />The Psych Department, <br />BATS, <br />The KAC and it’s students,<br />or the CDC staff<br />
  8. 8. Dealing with the CDC staff<br />Be respectful at all times<br />We’re in their building and need to abide by their rules<br />Don’t complain about any of the CDC’s rules or regulations<br />
  9. 9. Talking to Mommy and Daddy<br />Don’ts<br />Talk negatively about anyone involved with the KAC<br />Make any promises<br />Make vague statements<br />Make any scheduling decisions (Talk to supervisors)<br />Tell them anything they are doing is wrong<br />Ex: “You’re reinforcing your son’s problem behavior!”<br />Use emotionally charged words<br />
  10. 10. Talking to Mommy and Daddy cont.<br />Do’s<br />Use objective (never subjective) words<br />Talk about a specific procedure and how it’s going<br />Explain new procedures<br />Talk about specific behaviors<br />Tell cute stories<br />Ask questions about behaviors at home<br />Do you ever see him stomping his feet at home?<br />Alert supervisors of any important changes<br />Medications, diets, schedules, other treatments<br />
  11. 11. Quiz Time!!!<br />Writing in your kid’s notebook/Talking to Mom and Dad<br />“He had a really rough day and didn’t do much of anything.”<br />“I had some problems getting him to attend today, but eventually<br />“All he did was freak out all day!”<br />Give specific behaviors (Swatting materials, feet stomping) “…and we worked through it until he was back on track”<br />“His case coordinators don’t do anything. I think he’s bored with his procedures”<br />“He’s having trouble with phase _ of his ___ procedure and his case coordinator is working on that.”<br />
  12. 12. Quiz Time!!!<br />“I’m going to the dentist tomorrow. Can you pick him up at 2 instead of 3?”<br />Talk to Kelly or Jessica about getting it covered<br />“I’ll get that procedure put in his book immediately!”<br />“I’ll talk to a supervisor for you and have them let you know what I find out immediately!”<br />“Hey don’t attend to that problem behavior!”<br />“Hey check out the data for today! Look how awesome he did!” <br />
  13. 13. Quiz Time!<br />It is alright to tell the parents that you will put a procedure in the next day?<br />True<br />False<br />What do you do if your procedure is missing materials?<br />Where can you use your child’s full name?<br />How can you better word: “All he did was tantrum all day, he was horrible!”?<br /> What’s the protocol for calling in?<br />
  14. 14. Questions <br />Or<br />Comments???<br />
  15. 15. Thank you<br />