Scott Center Hosts ‘Behavior Basics Boot Camp’ For Teachers Aug. 5

By  //  July 17, 2013

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ABOVE MAP: The Scott Center for Autism Treatment is located on the south side of the Florida Tech campus at 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – At full enrollment for the first session, The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology is opening a new session of their Behavior Basics Boot Camp for teachers on Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The boot camp offers teachers guidance on managing challenging behaviors in their classroom.

Alison Betz

Instructed by Alison Betz, Florida Tech assistant professor, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, the workshop offers a large group lecture, small group exercises and hands-on training.

Betz will review such concepts as identifying why challenging behavior occurs in the classroom; choosing interventions in the classroom; how to take data on behaviors while teaching; determining when outside support is needed; and general prevention strategies.

Brevard County teachers who participate in the boot camp will receive in-service points. Teachers who want to earn in-service points must contact and register with Barbara McFadden at 321-633-1000, extension 534; or email

Those who are not Brevard County employees can register at

The cost is $50. For more information, call 321-674-8106, or visit

About Florida Institute of Technology

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast.

FITLOGO-200The university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges and recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the best college for return on investment in Florida.

The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education.

A recent survey by ranks Florida Tech as the top university in Florida for salary potential.

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