Improve Your Skills For Helping Troubled and Troubling Students!
DTT training can supply you with a practical map of typical social, emotional, and behavioral development for children and youth, PreK to age 16. It will explain how to translate this information into students’ individual instructional needs and provide specific practices to target those needs. Proven effective in group settings, inclusive classrooms, specialized mental health environments, and home settings, DTT training will show you how to use its Internet-based developmental assessment system for documenting progress of each student. It also provides a self-monitoring system to verify that your DTT practices are on target.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can individuals learn to use DTT?
Professional development and technical assistance programs are available for individuals, public and private schools, childcare programs and other agencies serving troubled and troubling children and youth. Experienced staff certified in DTT provide consultation and inservice training, on-site. This can include needs assessment, planning, program development, documentation of student progress, personnel training, leadership development, and parent/foster parent training.
- What skills are gained?
DTT training enables you to: Assess a student's current social-emotional-behavioral status. Design developmentally and emotionally appropriate individualized educational programs. Select learning objectives and instructional strategies. Apply DTT in early childhood settings, elementary and high schools, mental health programs and home environments. Use evidence-based, field-tested resources. Evaluate students' progress. Document outcomes. Self-monitor your own skill development.
- What is the cost?
Local staff development programs, on-site training, or technical assistance costs are negotiated with an initial training agreement. Shared costs include a one-time fee, instructional materials, and travel expenses for DTT instructor(s). For independent study, a DTT inservice course is available online through the University of Georgia.
Who can participate?
Special and regular classroom teachers
Psychologists and social workers
Child care workers
Parents and foster parents
Other adults guiding children and teens
How can I get more information?
Developmental Therapy - Teaching Programs
The University of Georgia
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Athens GA 30602, USA