Each year we send out an annual list of resources, trainings, and DPI updates related to emotional and behavioral functioning. The greatest resource or intervention is and always will be you. Thank you for all your skills, thoughts, and experiences in helping our students be successful. Your students are so fortunate to have YOU.
1. Functional Behavioral Assessments
- Attachment- Local FBA Form - I have attached a FBA form which has been used in our school district.
- Functional Behavioral Assessments (DPI Autism Webinar) which will be held on Thursday November 7 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the MAES Computer Lab
- Addressing Behavior through FBAs, BIPs, and IEPs. - http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/
- Special Education Reference - Functional Behavioral Assessments - http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/
2. Upcoming Statewide Trainings
- Addressing Challenging Behaviors (DPI Statewide Autism Training) which is on October 28 and 29 or February 25 and 26 - http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/
- 21st Annual Emotional Behavioral Disability Institute which is on February 26-28, 2014 in Wausau
- Scaffolding Behavior for Student Success: Moving Beyond Seclusion and Restraint (New from DPI) - http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/
- 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. http://www.dpi.
- 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 http://www.specialed.us/S&
- Addressing the Behavioral Needs of Students with Disabilities - http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/
- Positive Behavioral Interventi
on and Supports for Students with Autism - Developed by the Wisconsin PBIS Technical Assistance Coordinator and DPI Autism Consultant Daniel Parker https://docs.google. com/a/medford.k12.wi.us/ viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid= bWVkZm9yZC5rMTIud2kudXN8c3BlY2 lhbGVkfGd4Ojc1YTM3OTViYmM3Mzky OGY
- 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) http://www.hawthorne-
- Positive Behavioral Interventi
on and Supports - Wisconsin PBIS Network: http://www. wisconsinpbisnetwork.org/
- National PBIS: http://www.pbis.org/
- Marriage and Family Day Treatment Center - Mikan and Migisi (half day programs) http://www.
- Northwest Guidance and Counseling - Journey Program in Wausau (full day program) http://www.nwcgc.com/
- School Based Mental Health Counseling - Counseling Connection - We have a contract through Counseling Connection 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.
5. School Staffing
School psychologists, school counselors, cross-categorical special education teachers, EBD resource teachers, PBIS coaches, police liaison, Occupational Therapist, paraprofessional support, and administrators are all local resources. Another excellent resource is Don Everhard who is a licensed principal, guidance counselor, school social worker, crisis worker, and school safety expert.
6. IEP Teams
We can address behaviors through the IEP by including: behavioral plans, positive behavioral supports, related services, supplementary aids and services, and direct special education services.
7. Autism Spectrum Disorder
Here is a link to the handouts and powerpoint presentations from past autism trainings and other resources in the school district: https://sites.
8. Addressing the Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraint
I have attached the following information.
- Addressing the Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraint Guidelines
- How to write and include Physical Restraint in the IEP
- How to write and include Seclusion in the IEP
- Addressing the Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraint Frequently Asked Questions