Thursday, November 8, 2012

EBD Resources

Throughout this school year and today during our Professional Learning Communities there was discussion on students withemotional and behavioral issues from children as young as Early Childhood through High School. 

Our school district is very fortunate to have so many staff that care about children and wish they could take them home.  The fact that you care so much and want to help them is the best intervention that the students can be provided.  We have staffing such as Safety/Crisis/Social Services expert Donald Everhard, great child advocate administrators, veteran EBD teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologist, program support teacher, paraprofessionals, 1.5 early childhood special education teachers, veteran special education teachers, and newer special education teachers who all have experiences, ideas, and skills to help our student(s). 

Use each other - collaborate, communicate, and come together to support one another.  Also, remember that you are the greatest intervention a student can have.  

Here are the trainings, resources, and treatment services information which was requested by staff: 

Upcoming Statewide Trainings

20th Annual EBD Institute - March 6-8, 2013 - Wausau, WI

Addressing Social Skills -March 5 and 6, 2013 (Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells)
Students with ASD must often be directly taught social skills. The Social Skills module is covered in a conference format with large group sessions to open and close the two day training and many breakouts on specific social skills topics including Bridging Neurology/Applied Sensitivity, Integrated Play Groups, Hidden Curriculum for Elementary Age, Hidden Curriculum for Adolescents, Circle of Friends/Social Networks, Greenspan/RDI/Play, Social Groups/Relationships/Inclusion and Visual Technology. Something for all ages and abilities!


Scaffolding Behavior for Student Success: Moving Beyond Seclusion and Restraint (New from DPI)

Addressing Behavior through FBAs, BIPs, and IEPs. (Updated from DPI)

Special Education Reference - Functional Behavioral Assessments

Blueprints for Success: Instructional Strategies to Promote Appropriate Behaviors
Thirteen behaviors were identified and charts - or blueprints - developed for the most commonly occurring functions of each behavior. Instructional strategies for both the appropriate and inappropriate behaviors are included, as are instructional consequences.

Verbal De-Escalation Presentation
The Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services (WCASS) has developed a presentation about the use of verbal de-escalation as a means to reduce or eliminate the use of seclusion and physical restraint in public schools at

Addressing the Behavioral Needs of Students with Disabilities

Intervention Central: Behavioral Interventions

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports for Students with Autism
Developed by the Wisconsin PBIS Technical Assistance Coordinator and DPI Autism Consultant Daniel Parker

Emotional Behavioral Disabilities Intervention Manual 
(Excellent resource which is available in district.  Contact me if you wish to review.  You can also complete a purchase order)

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
Wisconsin PBIS Network:

National PBIS:


Marriage and Family Day Treatment Center - Mikan and Migisi (half day programs)

Northwest Guidance and Counseling - Journey Program in Wausau (full day program)

Northwest Directions - School Based Mental Health Counseling
We have a contract through Northwest Directions to provide School Based Mental Health Counseling in our schools.  We have the forms for parents to complete which will help determine if parent insurance or medical assistance will pay for the school based mental health counseling.  Contact me for more information. 

Eau Claire Academy in Loyal
1/2 or full day program.  Schools pay for the programming not covered by parent insurance.  Focus is on behavioral conduct not mental health. 

Counseling Connection
Licensed Counselor Kelly Schultz is interested in consulting with our staff on any behavioral or emotional issue at no cost to the district.  Certified staff should feel free to contact him.  He is also interested in providing school based mental health counseling in the future if the situation would arise.  

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