Creating a Robust Tier II Intervention Toolbox in Schools
Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is tiered system designed to support increasing needs of students in school, both academically and behaviorally. However, when behavioral interventions are introduced in schools, Tier II or targeted group interventions are generally limited to Check-in/Check-out (CICO). If managed correctly, schools can create a robust Tier II intervention toolbox to meet the various needs of all students and ultimately reduce the students who need Tier III interventions. This session will focus on expanding a school’s Tier II toolbox to include attention and escape-driven behaviors, as well as supporting the social emotional needs of students. Participants will learn how to specifically align and manage Tier II interventions in schools to support all students. Materials will be provided for easier implementation.
Dr. Eric Landers received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida with an emphasis on children with EBD. He has worked as a classroom teacher for students with behavioral disorders, a professor at West Virginia University and Georgia Southern University, and as an independent consultant for supporting school-wide behavioral systems. Dr. Landers has given hundreds of presentations and authored more than a dozen publications regarding bullying, responding to challenging behaviors, teacher job satisfaction, and school-wide PBIS. He is the founder/director of the Southeast Conference on Positive Behavior Interventions. Dr. Landers is also the creator of My-Behavior-Resource.com, a free online behavior resource for schools and MyBaseSystem.com, a comprehensive RtI data management system.
Specialties: School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Students with Emotional / Behavioral Disorders