Behavior Intervention Programs

LCSSU provides consultation for Behavioral Intervention Services. The following services are available:

  • Providing teacher in-service on behavioral or academic interventions.
  • Individual consultation with teachers regarding classroom behavior issues.
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of social skills or anger control programs for students.
  • Assisting with writing child specific behavior plans/completing a “functional analysis”.
  • Any other behavior issue or concern that may arise that has been previously addressed with building based intervention team.

For consultation in the area of behavior management, contact Thom Proctor or Clark Reamer or Chris King at 815-844-7115.

Please remember:

  • All students identified as having an Emotional Disorder must have a functional Assessment of Behavior and a Behavior Management Plan as a component of their IEP (Individual Education Plan).
  • Any student with an IEP should have a Functional Assessment of Behavior and Behavior Management Plan if the student’s behavior interferes with IEP goal achievement.

Recommended Books:

Power Struggles: Successful Techniques for Educators. Allen N. Mendler, Ph.D. Discipline Associates. Rochester, New York. 1997
– This practical handbook provides many specific strategies of prevention so that power struggles occur less often. It also includes easy-to-learn methods of effective intervention that work while preserving student and personal dignity.
Strategies for Teaching Self-Discipline in the Middle Grades. Charles H. Wolfgang, Betty J. Bennett, & Judith L. Irvin. Allyn & Bacon, Needham Heights, MA. 1999.
– Within the pages of this resource is perhaps the widest variety of methods and techniques available to help deal effectively with discipline problems and classroom management situations.
Setting limits in the Classroom: How to Move Beyond the Classroom Dance of Discipline. Robert J. Mackenzie, Ed.D. Prima Publishing. Rocklin, CA. 1996.
This book provides you with the methods you need to stop misbehavior and teach your rules in the clearest and most understandable way. Your students will know what you mean when you set clear, firm limits and support your words with effective methods.
What Do I Do When..? How to Achieve Discipline with Dignity in the Classroom. Allen N. Mendler, Ph.D. National Educational Service. Bloomington, IN. 1992.
– This book focuses on the enhancement and preservation of a child’s dignity. Highlighting the differences between consequences and punishments, showing the relationship among stress, motivation, teaching methods, and discipline problems.
9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom. Jim Fay & Charles Fay, Ph.D. The Love and Logic Press. Golden, CO. 2002.
– This book is designed to assist educators in developing effective behavior management strategies that build off the premise of Love and Logic.