Bellefonte Area High School
Emotional/Autistic Support Syllabus
Emotional Support Teacher: Mrs. Jennifer Brezler
Paraeducator: Mr. Skip Headings
Classroom #: 120
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.
- 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.
- 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
Empathy towards others
Reading social cues
- Lesson topics will be covered either in person or through the use of Google Classroom.