Interventions

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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Preference Assessments and Pairing

When I do behavior trainings, I always ask people to raise their hand if they would still come to work if they no longer got a paycheck. There is usually a kind soul that meekly raises their hand (or wants to look good in front of administrators), but...

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Focus on Five: Benefits to Using a ~Token Economy~

Schedules, curriculum, visuals…there are so many things to remember when setting up for the school year but, don’t forget the one thing that will help make your classroom run smoothly…a token economy! There are lots of benefits to setting up a token economy in your classroom. Using a points system has been successful for the majority of the students in my classroom. Here are five benefits to having a points token economy system in your classroom:

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