Positive Behavior Strategies and Discipline Procedures for Students with Disabilities
Properly Discipline Behaviorally-Challenged Students
If you're like many teachers, you chose to have a career in education because you wanted to work with students and you're devoted to teaching, right? But somewhere along the way times have changed, as well as the environment that you work in and the students you teach. Along with that, the laws keep changing that direct how you can or cannot discipline students with behavioral issues. It is a challenge to keep current with these legalities without losing sight of your continued passion for teaching! This day has been designed to help you keep up to date! Our knowledgeable faculty will share information on changing laws and court decisions regarding who needs to be involved in disciplinary actions and how to correctly develop and implement a functional behavioral plan. Register today!
- Know how to match the best behavior strategy to a student’s specific characteristics.
- Understand where to find additional resources and references on other positive behavior strategies.
- Review how to comply with the South Carolina Student Discipline Act when dealing with disabled students.
- Be able to utilize functional behavioral assessments when attempting a long-term removal of a student.
- Identify when it is in the student’s and school’s best interest to contact law enforcement when attempting disciplinary removal.
Part I: Positive Behavior Strategies
9:00 - 10:30 and 10:45 - 12:15, Laura L. Mohr
- Understanding Positive vs. Punitive Discipline
- Preventing Problem Behaviors
- Matching Behavior Strategies to Student's Characteristics
- Using Behavior Strategies to Increase Behavior
- Using Behavior Strategies to Decrease Behavior
- Assessing Problem Behavior
- Developing Behavior Intervention Plans
- Resources and References on Positive Behavior Strategies
Part II: Disciplinary Removals and Other Measures in Dealing with Disabled Students
1:15 - 2:30 and 2:45 - 4:30, David T. Duff
- Short-Term Disciplinary Procedures and Removals
- Customary In-School Procedures
- Short-Term Removals and Calculation of Removal Days
- Compliance with the South Carolina Student Discipline Act
- The 10-Day Limit
- Series of Removals that Constitute a Pattern ("Change of Placement")
- In-School Suspensions
- Bus Suspensions
- Services as of the 11th Day
- Long-Term Removals
- Manifestation Determinations
- Three Considerations
- Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavioral Intervention Services and Modifications
- Provision of Services
- Special Exceptions to the Disciplinary Rules
- Weapons and Drug Violations
- Serious Bodily Injury
- Forty-Five Day Removals to Interim Alternative Educational Settings (IAES)
- Honig Injunctions
- Contacting Law Enforcement