Pathway staff and students adhere to consistent expectations for positive behaviors that are taught, practiced and reinforced to create productive living, learning and working environments that promote success and independence.
The Pathway School has established positive behavioral expectations that students and staff should display in various environments. The different behaviors are defined for each student environment including learning, working, transition and recreation areas.
|The Pathway School Expectations|
The Pathway School also believes that there are five expectations that students and staff are expected to display in every environment.
The five universal expectations are:
1. Appropriate Voice Volume
A volume that is suitable for the distance and the situation.
2. Appropriate Language/ Topics
Utilizing language and subject matter appropriate for the audience and environment.
3. Respect Personal Space
Maintaining an appropriate distance away from others.
4. Respect Property
The ability to treat other's property the way you would want your property to be treated.
5. Follow Directions
The ability to complete one, or a series of, verbal or written instructions.
The rewards program is a way to acknowledge ALL students who are engaging in appropriate behavior. It is also a way to provide reinforcement for when students are following the expectations.
Students earn the ability to participate in a weekly (Therapeutic Academic Program) or daily (Emotional Support Program) reward period where they can participate in a reinforcing activity for displaying on-task and appropriate behaviors. Activities can include:
Individual students may require incentive plans to reinforce wanted appropriate behaviors.
The student's team will develop a plan and reinforcement strategy based on the student's preferences.
Students are taught the skills to require less external support and reinforcement while learning strategies to internally motivate their own behavior for success.
Many students are able to successfully transition from the rewards program to independently monitor and regulate their positive interactions in their learning and working environments.