Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is used in select Midland classrooms to encourage positive behavior changes for students with autism. This may include an assessment and plan to help students learn social, communication, and adaptive life skills. As part of this program, Midland has a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) on-staff.
Midland’s staff takes a very proactive approach to Behavior Management. A variety of procedures are used to manage student behavior and provide a positive environment for learning. Whenever possible, proactive procedures are used to prevent behavior problems from occurring.
These procedures include, but are not limited to, individualized approaches to address students’ learning styles (varied, multi-sensory and highly structured lessons), classroom rules, clear expectations, class behavior systems tied into the school store, a school wide social skills program and positive reinforcement. When these proactive procedures are not enough, individualized behavior plans are developed with a team approach. A Student Support Center is available to help students, when necessary, regain control and return to class as soon as possible.