The PCOE Behavior Department has over 60 years of combined experience using evidence-based practice in positive behavioral interventions. Our Behavior Specialists are either Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, or working towards certification. The Behavior Specialists attend regular continuing education classes to maintain certification and learn about current research practices in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. The PCOE Behavior Department has been providing assessments and consultation services to Districts, Non-Public Schools, County Offices of Education, children, teachers, care providers, and families since 2006.
Training classroom staff how to effectively prevent and manage challenging behaviors via modeling, role playing, coaching, and feedbackIEP supportTraining district and county office staff how to provide comprehensive program support and develop individualized behavior plansFocus on research-validated positive interventions and reinforcement strategiesRecommendations based on observation and dataAssistance with determining the need for additional staff supportEnhance systems for team collaboration
A systematic, data-driven approach for changing behavior based on positive interventionsIndividualized and group interventions based on best practices and researchDeveloping team member’s understanding of the student’s underlying needs which lead to challenging behaviorTeaching the student new, adaptive skills to replace their challenging behaviorA holistic approach that considers all of the factors that impact the student, and the student’s behaviorAnalysis of how the environment and adult behavior impact the student’s challenging behavior
Districts & County Offices of EducationNon-Public SchoolsCharter SchoolsParents/CaregiversTransportation staff
Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and Positive Behavior Plan DevelopmentStaff training on Applied Behavior Analysis principles and intervention strategiesPhone or face-to-face consultationsConsultations that focus on increasing the fidelity of plan implementationTrainer-to-trainer consultation to district staff on how to conduct FBAs, develop behavior plans, and provide staff supportIn-Service Trainings Topics Can Include:Behavioral Strategies for the ClassroomCreate Positive Behavior Supports for Your Child at HomeCrisis Cycle, Behavioral Emergencies, and Behavior ReportingData Collection and AnalysisPrinciples of ReinforcementDiscrete Trial Training and Promoting Generalization of SkillsMaintaining Professionalism Under Challenging CircumstancesMaximizing Powerful Reinforcement in the ClassroomPhysical Restraint Versus PromptingTraining for Substitutes on Basic behavior Principles in the ClassroomClassroom Set-Up and InstructionThe Competing Pathways Model
WHERE ARE DHH STUDENT LOCATIONS?
Students are taught in district general education settings, charter school programs, district special education programs, county special education programs, Home Hospital Instruction (HHI), or in the PCOE Regional DHH program.
DOES PCOE OFFER ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES?
PCOE has a department focused on providing a wide variety of assistive technology devices to help children excel on an academic and personal level. From adaptive desks to special computer software, we have the tools your child deserves.
I HAVE AN INFANT WITH A DISABILITY. DOES PCOE OFFER SUPPORT?
PCOE offers amazing support and services for infants with disabilities. Our team works with the family to establish the proper development of their child. Our relationship-based approach guides children and parents through normal everyday activities, and ensures they're ready for the next phase of development.
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