May 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar tailored to middle management, ISC’s, and other staff providing support to older persons.

The number of seniors is increasing. By 2030, there will be nearly 1.5 million seniors with ID/DD. Whether they have memory issues or not, seniors may have difficulty taking showers. In this live webinar, learn more about reasons why these challenging behaviors may occur during the shower. Presenters will also review first line behavioral interventions on how to address these uncooperative behaviors.

Dr. Maranda A. Trahan, PhD, BCBA-D
Amanda Ripley, MS, BCBA

Dr. Trahan is an expert in the assessment and management of challenging dementia symptoms, like aggression, noncompliance, and verbal disruptions. She was born in Louisiana, attended SIUC for graduate school, and completed a postdoc at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She lived in Florida and started one of the first private practices in ABA and Dementia Care before returning to Illinois in late 2018. Dr. Trahan likes to be outside, spending time with her family and animals.

Amanda Ripley has worked with individuals with challenging behaviors across the life span, including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Amanda is from Chicago, graduated with her master’s degree from SIUC, and worked in a several states providing ABA services, including Michigan, Colorado, and Illinois. Amanda likes to run and play outside with her kids and husband.

1.5 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, RN, LPN, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist