Behavior Intervention Services
Some children with severe emotional disabilities, aggression and mental health disorders struggle to be successful in school. They may require behavioral support before they can begin to respond to academic interventions. In such cases, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team may determine that it needs the assistance of a behavior specialist, also called a behaviorist.
Their role is to help IEP teams create plans to manage behaviors that affect a student’s learning; they work with the team to provide a comprehensive approach to behavior management that includes evaluation, data collection, interventions, and regular monitoring.