Behavior Support Services
MAISD provides behavior support for teachers regarding students who have been identified as eligible for Special Education.
Consultants work with school staff to develop comprehensive support plans involving the use of positive behavior support strategies, community building, restorative justice concepts and the teaching of appropriate interpersonal and/or social skills. Referrals are made to behavior consultants by district-level special education supervisors and directors.
MAISD Behavior Support Consultants utilize Positive Behavior Support techniques to assist parents, school personnel and local community agencies to assist students in learning responsible and appropriate behavior. The primary intent of the procedures used by the MAISD is to provide parameters wherein staff can implement behavioral support programs in a manner which is safe, supportive and therapeutic for identified students.
If a student doesn't know how to read, we teach.
If a student doesn't know how to swim, we teach.
If a student doesn't know how to multiply, we teach.
If a student doesn't know how to behave, we... punish?