SERESC’s Behavior Support Team (BST) works in about 30 NH School Districts with students from preschool to age 21, at the request of an administrator, teacher or parent.
When the BST is called, a consultants will respond by using evidence based best practices, based on research and established guidelines, to assess the reason for the concerning behavior. They will perform a functional behavioral assessment asking: What is the Behavior? What triggers the behavior? When is the behavior most likely to occur? When is it least likely to occur? What does the student gain or avoid by using the challenging behavior(s).
Once the behavioral consultant, with the child’s team, has hypothesized the goal of the behavior, the consultant will help them teach replacement behaviors.
Working collaboratively with the BST, the behavioral consultant develops a function-based positive behavior support plan that makes all of those involved more successful. Each behavioral consultant provides his or her Districts with ongoing technical assistance, collaborative consultation, onsite professional development and continued follow-up to review each situation some time later and make systematic changes as needed.
SERESC’s behavioral specialists can help facilitate individualized student services, as well as provide training to educators and parents. Let our consultants help you create a blueprint for ensuring the success of even the most challenging students. For more information contact Tom Benjamin at the contact information listed on this page.