• Bellefonte Area High School

    Emotional/Autistic Support Syllabus

     

    Emotional Support Teacher:  Mrs. Jennifer Brezler

    Paraeducator:  Mr. Skip Headings

    Classroom #:  120 

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    EMAIL:  jbrezler@basd.net

    PHONE:  814-355-4833  Ext. 8120

     

    The goal of the emotional support program is to encourage behavior which will permit the students to be successful in the educational setting, and in the community.

     

    The Emotional/Autistic Support Program

    The emotional support program provides academic and social/emotional support for students who have demonstrated a consistent failure in adjusting to the regular school environment due to emotional and behavioral factors. Often students that require an emotional support program have behaviors that manifest themselves in the form of academic and behavioral deficits. Specialized techniques, based on the current research in behavioral management, group dynamics, instruction and emotional development are used to increase the student's awareness of his or her skills, feelings, thoughts, and behavior so students can develop the independence and autonomy needed for successful integration into the regular education curriculum and the community.

     

    Expected Outcomes

    • Teachers will use the specially designed instruction within the IEP of each individual student to help the student succeed in the regular education classroom and other areas of the student’s curriculum.
    • Successful completion of regular education requirements in order to obtain the credits required for graduation from the Bellefonte Area High School. 
    • Progress will be made on objectives and goals within the IEP.

     

    Rules and Expectations

    • All students coming to the support room are expected to treat all staff and peers with respect. 
    • All students coming to the support room are to follow all school rules as outlined in the student handbook. 
    • Students will use their time effectively in order to complete the tests, projects and assignments in a timely manner in order to turn in for evaluation. 
    • Students will access the support room when necessary and not as an avoidance of regularly scheduled classes.
    • Students must have permission (either from the emotional support teacher or a regular education teacher) to leave a scheduled class and report to the emotional support room.



    Curriculum/Resources

    • There are a variety of curriculum resources used to teach students skills they need in order to meet their behavioral, social/emotional, and personal goals.  

     

    Lesson Topics Include:

     

    Making positive choices

    Impulse control

    Self-Esteem

    Bullying prevention

    Self-advocacy

    Motivation

    Violence prevention

    Self-monitoring

    Staying on-task/focus

    Empathy towards others

    Anger management

    Teambuilding

    Effective communication

    Reading social cues

    Avoiding conflict

    Coping Skills

    Time management

    Self-rewards

    Problem solving

    Organizational skills

    Negotiating

    Goal setting

    Self-control

    Active listening

     

    • Lesson topics will be covered either in person or through the use of Google Classroom.