This professional learning series provides resources and strategies to help adults address the behavioral needs of students with IEPs in educational settings. Series content is connected to related state and national educational frameworks and aligns with related state and federal legal requirements. The following descriptions highlight the content found in each section of the series.
Building and cultivating relationships with students is key to positive student outcomes. This resource highlights ways relationships can be facilitated by adults through the Six Principles of Compassionate Instruction, Active Listening, and the Developmental Relationships Framework.
When adults are proactive in responding to student needs, they are better able to provide instruction and support for student learning. Positive behavior interventions, supports, and other strategies required for a student with an IEP should be implemented within an equitable multi-level system of support (MLSS), utilizing the Culturally Responsive Problem-Solving Framework, school-wide PBIS, and the Pyramid Model for young children.
Through root cause analysis, adults can identify the needs of students to better plan instruction and support, with the efforts focused on adult roles in teaching and learning.
Prevention is the most efficient intervention adults can employ for addressing behaviors that interfere with learning. Adult actions can either escalate or de-escalate a student’s behavioral response. This resource includes a recommendation list of what-to-do and what-not-to-do.