At Madison School District we understand that a student's behavior can greatly influence his or her performance in school. We make a concerted effort to train both our classified and certified staff on strategies to positively influence student behavior and relationships, and make it a point of emphasis in our schools.
Our primary training and philosophy is centered on the research-based program School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS or SWPBIS). Generally, this program emphasizes setting up school-wide, proactive interventions designed to increase positive behavior in all students. Additionally, more specific intervention programs -- such as Check-in/Check-out (CICO) -- are designed to help increase positive behaviors for students with specific challenges.
In some cases, a student-centered team, including parents, will conduct a functional behavior assessment (FBA) and gather other pertinent information to design a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). This process ensures that schools and parents are working together to problem-solve and design appropriate, specific behavior management for students with disabilities.
For more information on PBIS and other behavior philosophies and programs that may be available to assist your child, please contact your school principal.