Intensive (student-specific) technical assistance is designed for school teams interested in support from TRIAD to improve an individual students’ safety, engagement, inclusion, and/or independence. This program is intended for school teams working with a specific student who has been receiving a high level of support and has utilized most/all services in their district. Together the student, caregivers, the school team and TRIAD will identify a 12-week goal to be prioritized for technical assistance. Goals might include decreasing behavior related to student safety, the use of restraint/isolation and other disciplinary actions which will allow the student to have increased cooperation with learning goals and autonomy.
Technical Assistance Format
Most assistance, including training, will be conducted remotely using technology tools when possible. Site visits can be conducted when coaching and consultation activity/goals cannot be achieved remotely. School participants should expect to be able to participate in daily data collection, weekly remote team meetings, weekly remote observations, as well as implementing student assessments and interventions. It is required for educators to be able to implement 1:1 intervention with the target student for at least 30 minutes per day.
Technical assistance is designed for students engaging in behaviors similar to self-injury, physical aggression towards others, elopement, tantrum, disruptive behaviors, or goals related to cooperation with instruction, social or prevocational opportunities.
School Team Composition
The school team needs to be committed to improving outcomes for a student with severe and complex behavior needs. All team members are required to consent for video recording, data collection, and document sharing. Team members will include:
- Special education teacher
- Building level administrator (required)
- District SPED administrator (required)
- Behavior specialist/BCBA (if applicable)
- General education teacher (if applicable)
- SLP or other related service providers (if applicable)
Intensive (Student-Specific) Technical Assistance Components
In order to meet team goals the school team will progress through phases of technical assistance.
- Screening (Pre-enrollment)
Prior to enrolling, the team will complete a series of applications/sub applications for TRIAD to learn more about student needs and team goals. An enrollment decision will be made collaboratively between the school team and TRIAD.
Once enrolled, the team will complete a series of activities to allow TRIAD to become oriented to the student. This will include:
- Online learning modules/data collection training
- Baseline data collection (3-5 days collected by school team)
- TRIAD review student records (IEP, FBA, BIP, existing data, etc.)
- Remote student observation
- Data analysis training
- Student and Family Interview
- Assessment and Intervention
Once baseline data is collected the TRIAD and the school team will work together to identify additional behavioral assessments to support intervention planning. Assessment could include a preference assessment, concurrent operants analysis (COA), structured ABC data, or a functional analysis. TRIAD and the school team will collaborate to analyze all data to develop an intervention. TRIAD will provide training to team members regarding intervention plan and support implementation through remote observations and ongoing data analysis and intervention monitoring.
TRIAD will collaborate to fade support and increase school team independence for implementing intervention.