Overcoming behavioral barriers
The goal of the Behavior Consultation Department is to support our students in decreasing behavioral barriers and acquiring skills to better access their educational programming, guided by the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
ABA uses systematic, evidence-based methods to improve socially significant behaviors in students through understanding the relationship between a student’s behavior and their environment. By supporting teachers in creating environments which are highly structured and that aim to meet student’s individual needs, we aid our students in progressing towards their academic, social, emotional, vocational and life-skills goals.
The behavior consultants are responsible for conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and using their findings to work with educators and other healthcare professionals to develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs). The behavior consultants measure progress through the implementation of data collection procedures, which monitor the student’s movement towards goals on an ongoing basis.
The Behavior Interventionists (BIs) provide behavior management support to students with behavioral issues and assists individuals to eliminate or replace disruptive, harmful or negative behaviors. We attempt to help educators increase classroom productivity by assisting with behavior modification and implementing our PATH and PBIS philosophies. The behavior interventionist will implement the Pathway Schools comprehensive positive behavior support model and assess/model effective behavior management strategies in coordination with the school’s education, behavior and clinical teams.
Pathway’s Clinical and Behavioral Team Develops Helpline for Students and Families during Remote Learning
During these challenging and unprecedented times, we know our students and families are under a lot of stress and pressure. In order to support those who need to get in contact with our clinical and behavioral staff, we have launched a helpline...
Pathway’s Art Teacher Ms. Schuler has a therapy dog named Tessa who is a shepherd/husky mix. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to meet, pet, and interact with Tessa! Many benefits come from therapy animals in schools such as...
Article by: Kara Fawley, Director of Clinical and Behavioral Services As summer winds down it is essential to start preparing for the start of school in order to make it a smooth transition. Here are some tips from our clinical department for...
Learn about Our Approach
Pathway’s unique holistic approach to education focuses on the student’s abilities and needs so that targeted instruction and support is provided to them!