TRACKS is a social skills training program to support adult leaders to teach typically developing children the skills to be better friends to their peers with disabilities and social challenges, in order to create an environment where all children are included and are meaningful participants.
There are four unique ways to receive TRACKS training:
1. Individual Online Training Modules
- Go to the ‘Shop’ button located at the top of the website and sign up for the online training module (Camps on TRACKS or Schools on TRACKS)
- Complete at your own pace
- Practice questions, case studies, videos, and real life examples throughout
- Receive a Certificate and become a certified TRACKS implementer!
2. Small Group Online Training
- Go to the ‘Shop’ button located at the top of the website and purchase a bulk, discounted, package of the online training module for groups (Camps on TRACKS or Schools on TRACKS)
- Download our Small Group Online Training Guide
- Read instructions and prepare activities before starting the training
- Complete at the pace of your group (generally 2-4 participants)
- Practice questions and activities as a group
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and email addresses of all the participants so they can recieve their individual certificates and become a TRACKS implementer!
Available 3 times a year. Look back for next offering.
4. In-Person School or Camp Training
- Customize your in person training. We can come and train your camp staff, recreation staff, teachers, etc!
- Trainers listed on certification page.
- These sessions usually are approximately 1 hour to 2.5 hours in length depending on the size of the group, and the amount of activities we participate in.
Contact a certified trainer to book a training for your group!
5. Become a TRACKS Certified Trainer
See Certification details.
The TRACKS training program is organized around 5 teaching modules.
The individual online training and the small group trainings are both facilitated around these five modules.
Introduction to TRACKS – provides an overview of what TRACKS is, who TRACKS is for, when and where TRACKS should be used, why TRACKS benefits all campers.
Camper Awareness – diversity training to teach the campers about different challenges individuals with disabilities or social challenges may encounter on a daily basis. This demonstrates to peers how individuals with disabilties are able to do the same things, but focus on overcoming the challenges.
Teaching TRACKS – providing campers with the skills to interact with one another effectively, and how to include everyone. Campers are taught skills with a child friendly acronym:
Try Again (Persistence)
Right Thing (Correcting)
Keep Trying (Persistence)
Prompting through Peers – using a peer-mediated approach, adult leaders encourage peer-to-peer interactions by prompting through peers, rather than always directly assisting campers with disabilities and other social challenges.
Reward System – using a group reinforcement system to increase the likelihood of positive peer-interactions occurring in the future.