Neosho special education teachers and paraprofessionals are learning tactics to de-escalate crisis-level behaviors in students.
Crisis-level behaviors can include aggression and self-injury. District teachers learned ways to cope with students when having these behavioral problems that could potentially harm themselves or someone else. The goal is to make sure the students and teachers can stay safe and keep a positive environment during stressful situations.
“Number one that everybody is safe and when you’re dealing with kids with some behavior needs that’s sometimes something that can get a little bit out of control I guess you could say, so we want to make sure staff are confident in their ability to manage that,” says Jenny Gilbert, Assistant Behavior Analyst.
This class is designed to help educators with special needs kids who might have some delayed learning or a hard time communicating well.