Behavioral Support

Children need supportive and caring relationships in order to develop full and active lives. However, disciplining a child with special needs and/or behavioral challenges can be difficult for parents. We offer behavior support in and out of the classroom. Children will learn positive behaviors, and families and caregivers will be given tools for positive behavioral interventions to help mitigate unwanted behaviors.

Our behavioral supports are individually designed and positive, emphasize learning, offer choice and social integration, are culturally appropriate and include modifying environments as needed.

Positive Behavioral Supports should be:

  • Designed in a person-centered process involving the individual
  • Developed to match broader medical, psychological, and educational goals
  • Based on an analysis of the behavior and the circumstances under which it occurred
  • Developed with consideration of the ease and practicality of implementation

Behavioral support should prevent challenging behaviors, teach new skills that may replace challenging behaviors, prevent the ongoing reward for the challenging behavior, reinforce positive behavior, ensure safety, and provide information (to you) on the effectiveness of the support.

We also provide community coaching on The Pyramid Model which is based on supporting social-emotional competence in infants and young children. The Pyramid Model is a positive behavioral intervention framework that uses evidence-based practices for supporting nurturing and responsive caregiving, creating learning environments, providing targeted social-emotional skills, and supporting children with challenging behavior. Coaching on the implementation of The Pyramid Model is provided for free to all Rowan County early educators and childcare centers.

For more information and to request Behavioral Support, please reach out to our Early Intervention Director.