Positive Reinforcement

Often students with multiple disabilities have difficulty dealing with and expressing frustration, anger and negative feelings. Those with cognitive deficits may have difficulty processing information and making appropriate behavioral choices. Our goal is to teach these students the skills necessary to problem solve and make appropriate decisions that will help them succeed academically, and behaviorally, and socially.

To positively reinforce good choices, a school-wide behavioral program utilizing a point system enables students to earn points and gain greater levels of privilege. Points can be earned each class period or lost for following directions, appropriate language and behavior, academic effort, individual goals, and readiness for class work. Earning a set amount of points raises students to higher behavior levels and greater rewards. Students on the highest behavior levels are treated to school parties, time in the school clubhouse, and special off-campus activities and field trips. Our students work hard to earn the extra privileges that come with additional points.