A child with problem behaviors such as; kicking, hitting, biting, screaming or other destructive behaviors can really take over your life.
You're left feeling stressed, tired and helpless. You've probably spent countless hours searching for a solution or trying different "strategies" but nothing seems to work!
Unless you understand the real reason why your child is behaving like this, you may unintentionally trigger the problem behaviors and they will get worse instead of better.
Get empowered, and learn why problem behaviors occur in the first place and how to prevent them in the future.
By understanding why problem behaviors occur, you will also learn what your child is trying to tell us.
Identify science based solutions that are proven to work, and cut out the ones that may be making things worse for both you and your child.
I would like to personally WELCOME you to the School of Behavior Happens!
If you have made it our website, it's not by accident. I would hypothesize that you have tried several strategies in an effort to stop your child’s problem behavior. Perhaps you are one of the many parents or caregivers frustrated because the techniques you tried didn’t work or didn’t last.
You are not alone and there is hope! If you are ready to finally understand why your child’s problem behavior happens in the first place and how to help desirable behaviors happen, you’ve come to the right place.
Why was the School of Behavior Happens created?
A huge part of the School of Behavior Happens is exclusively dedicated to parents and caregivers like you. After achieving the highest international certification the field of applied behavior analysis and successfully working with families for almost two decades, I personally became frustrated that many parenting programs do not use the science behind WHY behaviors happen in the first place. Although well-intentioned, many of these programs, trainings, or e-books provide common strategies that might help for a short time, but may actually lead to making the behaviors worse in the long run.
Why we are Different?
We blend the Science of Behavior with tried and true positive behavioral solutions in an easy to understand format. Using real examples from our own clientele, our goal is help families get to the root of problem behaviors and provide solid solutions to help your child’s behavior become successful.
Why Trust Us?
Experience Matters: I genuinely care. I have been extremely fortunate to have successfully supported several families, educators and leaders internationally who have trusted me to see them at their most vulnerable moments. That trust is a gift I do not take for granted.
Impact Matters: As far as my professional credentials, I earned my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D.), I'm a senior level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), and the Founder and President of the innovative research and coaching firm, Implementation Scientists, LLC. I am an internationally recognized published author, Keynote Speaker and served as an applied researcher at the University of South Florida and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
What do we Offer?
We know parents and caregivers are busy! Keeping that in mind, we created solutions for our “students” to try and apply. To help get you started, each module works to:
In addition we know training alone is not enough to teach you the all the skills needed to be successful.
At a minimum, students of the School of Behavior Happens will have access to a private Facebook group, where we can connect and share successes with other families.
Coming soon, additional supports will be offered including: deeper dive courses, access to ready-to-use tools and supports, and access to carefully vetted coaches virtually or in-person. We will continue building training with coaching supports depending on your needs.
Please take a look around! We're looking forward to helping you make the "right" kinds of Behavior Happen!
Dr. Michelle A. Duda, Ph.D., BCBA-D
This is the foundation course for all subsequent courses. It's recommended that all learners take this course first.