Interventions

Taking Data on Extreme Behaviors

When it comes down to it, you have one major goal that should be bouncing around your head every single day. It's not take data. It's not progress on IEP goals. It's maintaining safety. Above everything else, you need to keep your students, your staff, and yourself...

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Behavior Plan Flow Charts

Writing a behavior plan is all about individualization. There is no one-size-fits-all formula that will work for every student. This process can be daunting and overwhelming. I get it. I've been there. Sitting in front of that document wondering where the heck you...

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Medical Causes for Behavior: What You Can Do

We have talked a lot about functions of behavior. Behavior that can happen to gain access to attention or escape or for sensory purposes. One function we haven't yet mentioned but can be hugely important and impactful is a medical cause of behavior....

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Staff Management Common Challenges

I have been doing a lot of consulting with the schools last month and a common theme is always embedded in my meetings - staff management. I originally wanted to focus on behavior in October but because this kept coming up I knew I had to throw some staff...

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Planning for the Worst Case Scenario

If you are in this field, there is no need for me to explain what a crisis is. You've been there. Hair pulling, scratching, thrown bookshelves, teacher tears - you get the idea. In my years of dealing with more crisis situations than I'd like to admit -...

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Staff Management Jump Start

I originally titled this post Staff Management Quick Fixes and then realized how ridiculously misleading that was. One - quick implies do it once and you are done and with working with your staff it needs to be something you do all year long. Two - fix...

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