Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


Increase Student Independence by Teaching Missing Skills with Danielle Gonyea & Amanda Wilson

Live Virtual
October 24th, 2023 - November 21st, 2023, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


October 24, November 7 & 21, 2023

3 Sessions
Live on Zoom

 4:00-5:30 p.m. CT

1.5-Hour Duration each Session

4.5 PD Hours Available





Do your students have the necessary behavior and social skills to effectively navigate the school environment? Many students have missing skills or performance deficits which adversely impact their ability to function within the classroom. Learn to identify if challenging behaviors are a result of skill deficits, performance deficits, or a combination of both! Unlock teaching interactions, an evidence-based methodology for teaching missing skills. Learn to craft actionable steps to address performance deficits and increase the use of appropriate behaviors.



Session 1
Learn how all behavior is impacted by performance and skill strengths/deficits. Explore the rationale for determining which is at play and its importance within intervention planning.

Session 2
Find solutions to identify if individual student challenging behavior is the result of skill deficits, performance deficits, or a combination of both. Harness actionable steps to take to address performance defects.

Session 3
Leverage an evidence-based teaching methodology - "teaching interactions", to explicitly teach missing skills. Reimagine the rationale behind using teaching interactions, as well as, the core steps to unlock & empower learning in your classroom. Take home downloadable resources.


Success Criteria that will be achieved:

  • Rethink the role of performance and skills in observed behaviors.
  • Reimagine to determine if a challenging behavior is the result of a skill or performance deficit
  • Unlock the interaction procedure for teaching behavior/social skills


Target Audience: General and Special Education Teachers Pre K - 12


Presented by Amanda Wilson and Danielle Gonyea
Amanda Wilson and Danielle Gonyea are co-founders of Navigating Behavior Change. Their primary goal is to assist educators in teaching and improving the lives of at-risk students who exhibit challenging behaviors. They believe that true, long-term behavior change requires the participation of a team of adults. Striving to provide high-quality support to teachers, administrators, school psychologists, behavior analysts, and other service providers is their passion. Both began their careers in the classroom and soon found behavior analysis as a solution to classroom learning issues.


Conference Fees

Early Bird $179 (Until August 24, 2023)

ILASCD Member $199

Non-Member $248, 2 People Each $238, 3 People Each $228


How to Register                                                                                                                                                         

  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org

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  • Mail: Send the completed form with a check or copy of the PO to IL ASCD Wilson/Gonyea  — Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

  • Fax: Fax the completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of your school P.O.  



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