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Behavior Support


The mission of the Gramon Family of Schools is to provide learning opportunities that enable each student to develop his/her fullest potential.  We believe that we can accomplish this goal in a structured, positive, and caring environment.  On-going collaboration among all members of the student's team ensures that each child receives the attention and support to progress through his/her individualized educational program.


Applied Behavior Analysis:

  • Staff participate in professional development in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • How to incorporate ABA into all lessons and activities.

  • ABA offers evidence-based strategies for teaching new skills.

  • Replacing challenging behavior with more appropriate behavior. Staff individualize instructional strategies and behavior management techniques to meet the unique needs of each student.

  • Staff emphasize the use of positive behavioral supports to reinforce desirable behavior throughout the school day.

  • Natural Environment Teaching

ABA strategies include:

  • Reinforcement

  • Antecedent strategies

  • Prompting

  • Discrete trial teaching

  • Incidental teaching

  • Task analysis

  • Functional communication training.

Additionally, each year, staff are trained in QBS Safety-Care, a program designed to prevent and manage challenging behaviors as well as teach functional, socially acceptable, replacement behaviors.

Behavior Intervention Plans

Individualized behavior intervention plans are developed on an as-needed basis.

  • Meeting with family which includes review of the behavior and permission to collect data.

  • Staff are trained on how to collect data on challenging behaviors.

  • The behavior analyst then analyzes the behavior data to determine:

    • a possible function(s)

    • Strategies to replace challenging behaviors with more socially acceptable behavior.

Before becoming a part of the student's IEP, The Behavior intervention plans are reviewed with:

  • The student’s parent(s)/guardian(s)

  • The school team

  • The District Case Manager