Promoting Educational Success by Addressing Behavioral and Social Needs

Event Date

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 1:00PM EDT


Promoting Educational Success by Addressing Behavioral and Social Needs, was the fourth NDTAC's 2012-2013 Webinar series, Tailoring Academic and Behavioral Support Services for Youth.

NDTAC Director Simon Gonsoulin opened  the Webinar with an overview of NDTAC’s work and the context of this Webinars series. Nicholas Read, NDTAC technical assistance liaison, then reviewed NDTAC’s Practice Guide and the practices and strategies for addressing behavioral and social needs to promote educational success.

The Webinar featured C. Michael Nelson, Ed.D., Emeritus Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kentucky, who discussed the importance of addressing the social and behavioral needs of students in alternative settings and described the applicability of a tiered intervention model for youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. He was joined by Ms. Michelle Cassavaugh, a school psychologist and the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Team leader for the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. Ms. Cassavaugh described the steps Arizona is taking to proactively address the behavioral and social needs of its students in juvenile justice settings to improve the learning environment and academic performance.

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