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Behavioral/Emotional Services

PREP provides a variety of programs and services to students identified with a disability across the nine school districts in our region:  Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Rappahannock County Public Schools.

What is Behavioral/Emotional service?

Students referred for support have behavioral needs that impede school performance.  PREP Behavior/Emotional support is consultative service designed to improve a student's behavioral performance in an educational setting in order to improve academic and social success. 

Who delivers Behavioral/Emotional Services?
PREP employs three educational consultants who specialize in behavior/emotional disabilities and autism. 

What type of services are available?

Behavioral/Emotional Intervention Consultative Services

  • Direct student observations for the purpose of data gathering for the development of individual student behavior plans
  • Development of personalized individual and classroom behavior plans
  • Staff and student training/demonstration for implementation of individual and classroom behavior plans
  • Construction of individual behavior plan visual materials and incentives
  • On-going follow-up and modifications, as needed
  • Observations for eligibility and/or IEP process, upon request
  • In-home support and parental consultation, upon request

Team Collaboration

Attend meetings for IEP, SBIT, RTI, FBA/BIP, Child Study, MDR and individualized meetings, upon request.

Training

  • Regional training to all divisions with slots allotted based on regional participation (CEU's offered)
  • Local training to individual school divisions, school faculties and smaller teams, as requested
  • Parent training through the Parent Resource Center or as requested at school site by school divisions

How does a student qualify to receive Behavioral/Autism service?
A teacher's request of support for a student with behavioral or emotional disabilities should be directed to the school administrator or to the district special education coordinator.  The school administrator or coordinator will then arrange contact between the teacher and consultant, resulting in a visit from the consultant.   The consultant assesses the situation with the student to determine what specific interventions(s) or strategies might produce positive results depending upon the specific issue(s).

The principal, special education director or parent can also request consultative services.