Behavioral Consultation

LCSSU provides consultation for Behavioral Consultation 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, please contact Thom Proctor 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 or without an IEP may have a Functional Assessment of Behavior and Behavior Management Plan if the student’s behavior interferes with the student’s academic progress.

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.
Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management. (3rd ed.), Randy Sprick. 2012.
– This practical book provides many specific strategies of variety of methods and techniques available to help deal effectively with discipline problems and classroom management situations at the secondary level.
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.
Bullying Soultions: Universal and Individual Strategies. Jessica Sprick, William Jenson, Randy Sprick, and Christy Coughlin. 2017.
Meaningful Work: Changing Student Behavior with School Jobs. B.J. Wise, Kim Marcum, Mike Haykin, Randy
Sprick, and Marilyn Sprick. 2011
Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management: 100+ Problems / 500+ Plans (2nd ed.). Randy Sprick. 2012