“The process of learning requires not only hearing and applying, but also forgetting and then remembering again.” This quote by John Gray can be easily linked to Target 1-Student centered Learning and Target 4- Engaged Community Partners of the FWSU Action Plan:
As a part of FWSU’s opening inservice events, paraprofessionals were provided with a half day learning opportunity entitled: “Behavior and Communication.” This presentation was provided in conjunction with our community partner: Northwestern Counseling and Support Services (NCSS) The topic encouraged staff to engage with the presenter to gain additional understanding about behavior as a form of communication. Our staff is committed to developing learning habits that will foster growth and independence, while providing our students with a way to express their needs in the learning environment.
The function of behavior may be:
- Attention – To gain access to one’s attention, whether the attention is positive or negative.
- Escape/Avoidance – To escape/avoid a particular activity, situation, person.
- Tangible – To gain success to tangible items(s)
- Sensory – To gain access to sensory stimulation.
This will be the first of many learning opportunities as we begin our education journey for this school year!