PBS classrooms are intensive, alternate programming to the community school for identified students with severe behavior needs. PBS classrooms are flexible, in and out programming, based on student strength, personal programming and skill development that helps them to self-regulate, appropriately advocate for their needs and become engaged in the learning process.
PBS programming is reviewed regularly with the community school, including inter-visitations, as the intent is for the student to transition back to their community school.
The program provides students with supports directed at:
- developing individual capacity to problem solve
- teaching students to monitor and regulate themselves by helping them understand the dynamics of their behavior challenges
- adapting and modifying curriculum to support individual learning needs
- strength and interest based programming
A specialized team (i.e. teacher, behavior specialist, therapeutic assistant, family school liaison worker, psychologist, mental health therapist, occupational therapist and speech language pathologist) works collaboratively with the student and their family to support success.
Students with challenging needs are always supported first at their community school. If additional, intensive supports and intervention are required, a conversation begins with the school, inclusive consultant and specialists.
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