• Positive Behavior Support



    WIU offers an array of behavioral support services in the areas of consultation, technical assistance, training and resource dissemination. The WIU Behavior Consultants include a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified School Psychologists, providing support using research based practices and behavioral principles. They also sit on the WIU Autism Team and Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) Core Team. Working under the Pennsylvania Behavioral Support Initiative, the WIU Behavior Consultants provide assistance to school districts, families and other local agencies in the following areas:

    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Crisis Prevention and Intervention
    • Positive Behavior Intervention Planning
    • School-wide Behavior Support

    A major component of the Behavioral Support Services is building local capacity through trainings. A strong emphasis is placed on making behavioral-instructional connections and raising awareness and understanding of the most effective, least intrusive strategies. Several trainings are offered through the WIU Behavior Support Services such as:

    • An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Basic Behavioral Principles and Procedures
    • Classroom Management Strategies and Group Contingencies
    • Conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments and Developing Effective Positive Behavior Intervention Plans
    • Effective Instructional Strategies for Working With Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention and Intervention for Schools
    • School-wide Behavioral Support
    For questions or information, contact Kelly Heitchue at kheitchue@wiu7.org or (724)836-2460, ext. 2324 or Marissa Rega at mrega@wiu7.org ext. 2320
    The following link may be used by school district personnel needing to make a referral: