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Creating a Continuum of Tier 2/3 Supports for Chronic Absenteeism With Jessica Sprick

Includes Sessions and book




Attendance matters. Research indicates that as early as kindergarten, students who miss too many days of school are at risk for lower academic performance. By sixth grade, chronic absenteeism is a clear predictor of dropout. This session will provide practical strategies to ensure your schools know how to measure chronic absenteeism and are prepared to implement a systematic, multi-tiered intervention approach to address concerns, including the design of function-based intervention plans. This session will also provide an overview of numerous interventions to address common causes of absenteeism.

This session is appropriate for counselors, social workers, Child Study or Student Support team members, school psychologists, and behavior/attendance interventionists. Administrators may benefit from attending to learn how to guide a team in designing and implementing a continuum of intervention supports to address chronic absenteeism.

Presented by Jessica Sprick
Included materials: Absenteeism & Truancy: Interventions and Universal Procedures

Course Duration:

2 weeks, 2 sessions, Mondays (6 hours total)

Session Dates:
Monday, November 08
Monday, November 15

Session Times:
1:30 pm-4:30 pm ET/10:30 am-1:30 pm PT
All sessions are 3 hours

Zoom virtual meeting


Course Outline:

Participants will learn how to:

      • Use function-based approaches to design effective intervention plans for individuals, whether in virtual, hybrid, or traditional brick-and-mortar settings.
      • Implement a number of interventions that address the most common functions of student absenteeism.

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    • If you miss any of the course sessions, a recording will be available for 72 hours after the live session concludes.
    • Graduate-level professional development credit is available for this course through UMass Global’s Extended Education department. Click here to learn more.
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