Positive Behavior Support
Solterra Academy's approach to behavior support is based upon the provision of a safe, stable, consistent and appropriately structured learning environment which provides emotional support and predictable organization for students.
Behavior plans are developed for each student based upon a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA).
Plans are individualized to meet each student’s social, emotional and developmental needs while supporting their classroom functioning.
The School’s Behavioral Support System includes:
School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) with teaching, modeling and reinforcement of respectful, responsible, kind and safe behaviors.
Positive reinforcement at a classroom level which includes a motivating and developmentally appropriate reinforcement system linked directly to the PBIS School Values.
Reinforcing recreational and social activities which are organized and implemented weekly throughout the school, to support social skill development and skill generalization.
Classroom-based strategies and activities that emphasize emotional regulation and stress-reducing coping skills.
The development and implementation of daily classroom routines which provide structure for regular events, (e.g. morning arrival, transitions, cafeteria use, dismissal, lesson wrap-up).
A process for addressing behavioral issues which is structuring, therapeutic and which utilizes problem-solving and reparation strategies while teaching empathy and pro-social behaviors.