Disability Module 4 Managing Challenging Behaviors

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PATH Intl. CEUs: 7 DE


This workshop is ideal for those seeking an interactive experience to further their understanding of participant behavior and behavior management techniques utilized in the TR and EAAT setting.  The objective of this workshop is to provide instructors with an understanding of the functions of behaviors, and how to utilize research-based theories and strategies to respond to difficult situations. Attendees will work in small groups utilizing strategies to problem solve common issues in the EAAT setting.  The topics build upon one another as the day progresses, so at the end of the day each attendee can go home with the tools knowing the answer to the big question of:

“What do I do when my participant does _________________?”

This workshop will include discussion and practical exercises to:

  • Learn behavior management techniques that will most effectively help your EAAT participants meet their goals in a positive, successful, and safe manner.
  • Delve into various behaviors experienced in the TR and EAAT settings stemming from a wide range of disabilities, such as ASD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and working with youth-at-risk who struggle with conduct disorders, anxiety, and/or aggression.

Who should attend:

  • Equine professionals, therapists, and volunteers interested in therapeutic riding
  • PATH Intl. Instructor in Training Candidates
  • PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructors seeking advancement and CEUs

Price Options:

This lecture can be taken in three different ways:

  • A stand-alone lecture for continuing education purposes.
  • As part of the 7-day Disability Module (see below)
  • or as part of the 16-day High Hopes’ Instructor Training Course a component of the Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor education process.

If you are unsure as to your educational needs or ambitions, please schedule a telephone conversation with our Training & Education team, prior to signing up.

Module Content:

  • D1 Riding from an Anatomical Point of View
  • D2 Physical Disabilities
  • D3 Growth & Development
  • D4 Managing Challenging Behavior
  • D5 and D6 Cognitive & Psychosocial Disorders 1 & 2
  • D7 Speech & Language, Sensory Integration & Autism

Why High Hopes?


  • Program, equine, and facility management.
  • Business management, marketing fundraising, & board development.
  • Volunteer management. We have over 650 volunteers serving our program, facility, equines & development.
  • Workshops, certifications and professional development in all aspects of Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies:
  • PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center since 1979.
  • PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course since 1996.
  • PATH Intl. Master, Advanced and Specialty Certified mentors.
  • Full service indoor and outdoor facility with extensive sensory trails
  • A dedicated air-conditioned classroom, library and kitchen facility.







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