School Discipline and School Based Behavioral Issues
An interview with Jamison Jessup, Nationwide Advocate
There is no absence of human behavior in any environment that involves humans and this is true for our public schools. Many of the calls we receive where parents are needing our help have a behavioral concern/component to them. Crisis special education situations involving suspension and expulsion are the height of urgency for both parents and advocates that call for our help. The best approach to behavior is to understand it as it exists in the school environment, identify the behavior’s function and create a plan based upon the function that is implemented across personnel with consistency. Common sense tells us that if we implement a plan with fidelity that isn’t working in six to eight weeks’ time, we need to revisit the plan and make some changes.
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