Students with exceptionalities, particularly mental health challenges, may have difficulty thriving in a traditional school setting. Without access to intensive mental health supports in school, students may struggle to balance their emotional well-being with the pressures of school and social circles. According to the National Institute for Mental Health1, one (1) in five (5) children ages […]
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Mental Health Supports in School
What is a Positive Behavior Support Plan?
If your child’s school conducted a Functional Behavior Assessment to help identify and manage interfering behaviors, they may have included a recommendation to develop and implement a Positive Behavior Support Plan. In this article, you’ll learn what a Positive Behavior Support plan is and how educators and support staff can use this tool to help […]
What is a Functional Behavior Assessment?
Are you receiving reports from school about your child’s challenging behaviors in class? Have these behaviors begun to interfere with your child’s ability to focus on learning while at school? It may be beneficial for your school to conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA). In this article, learn what a Functional Behavior Assessment entails and […]
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Classroom Calming Corner
A Classroom Calming Corner is a quiet area equipped with soft furnishings and soothing materials to help a student de-escalate when upset. Check out how to set up and use a calming corner in this post.
Footstool Fit for Kids
When children sit in chairs with their feet dangling for lengthy periods of time, fatigue can set in and affect the whole body leading to interfering behaviors. Here’s a strategy that may help solve ‘foot dangling’ issues.