Course Description

This 90 min self-study, online/asynchronous training teaches participants positive behavior intervention and supports including: collection, analysis, use of data to inform, plan, and implement behavior supports, how to understand and address challenging behaviors, evidence-based strategies for preventing behavior, and interventions for reducing and replacing challenging behaviors including deescalation techniques. The content covers the required behavior training topics of CA AB 1172.

Offered for: 

  • 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Related Area) -  90 contact minutes
  • 0.15 AOTA CEUs (Introductory; Professional Issues) - 90 contact minutes
  • 0.15 CPTA CEUs - 90 contact minutes
  • California Board of Registered Nursing - 90 contact minutes

Platforms Supported

  • PC

  • Mobile

  • Tablet

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Evidence-Based Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports 
  • Understanding Factors Affecting Challenging Behavior 
  • Learned Behavior and Using Data to Identify Function 
  • Behavior Function and Interventions 
  • De-escalation Strategies and CA Education Education Code 5.2
  • Conclusions

Course Objectives

Participants will:

  • Identify evidence-based positive behavior interventions to reduce and replace challenging behaviors, including de-escalation techniques. 
  • Identify data collection methods and how data  is used to inform behavior plans and implement behavioral supports. 


Sara Vicars-Hall, M.A., BCBA received her master’s degree in Psychology with emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at California State University, Sacramento. She began her career working in non-public agencies and schools primarily with students with autism spectrum disorders. She has provided behavior services and consultation supports to public schools throughout Sacramento and surrounding areas for the past 15 years. She works with school staff to support individuals aged 18 months to 22 years with varying disabilities and challenging behavior.

Jared Coon, M.A., BCBA received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Davis and master's degree in Psychology with emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at California State University, Sacramento. Jared has been working in the field of ABA for over 20 years with both non-public agencies/schools and public school districts. He currently works as a Behavior Analyst in Northern California. He provides behavioral assessment, staff training, professional development and consultation to multidisciplinary teams in the formation and application of evidence based interventions to a variety of populations.

Content Disclosure

This presentation will focus on the areas identified as required for training in the California Assembly Bill 1172. This course does not include training on the use of physical restraint or practices. LearnScaped LLC speakers and content do not focus on the sale or promotion of products or services. Speaker financial and non-financial disclosures may be found below.  

Intended Audience

This course is intended for professionals working in school settings. The course covers the required training topics set forth under California Assembly Bill 1172.


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  • How long will the course be offered?

    Versions of this training are held year-round from 7/1-6/30. Revisions/updates to the course offering are updated yearly.

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    Participants will have access to the course for 30 days after purchase/registration.

Instructor Disclosures

Sara Vicars-Hall:

Financial: Sara is co-owner of LearnScaped LLC

Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists

Jared Coon:

Financial: Jared is co-owner of LearnScaped LLC

Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists