Behavioral Intervention

Andrea Culross - Leicester Middle School Behavioral Specialist Ms. Culross works primarily as a consultant. She helps the multidisciplinary IEP team, as well as other students identified through the RTI Team (Response to Intervention), create plans to manage behaviors that affect a student’s learning. She works with the team to offer a comprehensive approach to behavior management including evaluation, data collection, interventions and regular monitoring.

The behavioral specialist meets regularly with targeted students to make sure that she addresses academic and social needs. She conducts in-class evaluations to collect data on student behaviors, watching for antecedents or triggers that lead to inappropriate behaviors. She observes how teachers and support staff use existing interventions and provides suggestions on ways to de-escalate aggressive behaviors.

Ms. Culross strengthens the educational process by improving the student’s ability to behave in a positive way and works with teachers and families to use positive behavior management techniques with these students.

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