Discussion in 'Special Education Archives' started by chava_1908, Aug 13, 2005.
Aug 13, 2005
can anybody tell me what the specific job description is?.... thanks~chava
Aug 23, 2005
I think its a professional (usually a teacher) who has some expertise in dealing with problem behaviors and can come into the classroom and offer advise and strategies. Sometimes these folks can run special programs that these children can go for short term intervention.(6-8 weeks).
When I served as an behavior intervention specialist I sat in with a 1st grade class that was full of at risk children and when I saw a child getting ready to/already acting out I pulled them out in the hall for a "coaching." Usually we would talk about why they were going to/why they did something and how it hurt other people and what we could do next time. I would give them paper, pencils, crayons, clay, etc. to work with and when they felt ready to join the class again they were welcome to.
Aug 26, 2005
Varies by district. Some require a BA in the field or just a BA. Some do not. This falls under the psychology dept. & also Spe ed at most districts. It is less likely to be a certified teacher unless they are the lead person. They are usually in charge of developing and/or implimenting behavioral plans. That may be "coaching" as Mr. Arms did or some type of reinforcement program. (stickers, free time, ect) If the child is older & verbal they are usually part of making a "contract". They also develop strategies for the teacher to use. If this is for a district they should have their specifics available to you.
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