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Behavior Coaching

What is Edgewood’s Behavior Coaching?

Edgewood Behavior Coaches focus on those students (and their teachers) in school who are struggling behaviorally despite the teacher’s class-wide teaching & management strategies. These students may require individualized planning and additional/different interventions & strategies.

Behavior coaches work primarily in the following three ways:
1. Classwide intervention and prevention,
2. Small group work, and/or
3. Individual intervention (including crisis intervention/de-escalating volatile behavior)

Additionally, building a connection with and having regular communication with parents/caregivers can greatly support the work with students.

In the classroom, the behavior coach co-facilitates-- along with the classroom teacher—in teaching & supporting pro-social skill building. Students identified as needing more assistance in developing & using positive behaviors may be invited to join a small group of peers (social skills group) to learn and practice social skills, which may include: social skills curriculum, sharing experiences, group activities, and role-playing scenarios.

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