The BBEST Program
Building Behavioral & Educational Support Teams
BBEST’s mission is to support adults, systems and organizations in creating safe, positive environments for children and youth. We accomplish this by providing effective academic and behavior programs, leading edge consulting, training, and professional development.
The BBEST Program was founded in 1998 to provide classroom-based
services for students with emotional and behavioral chanllenges, and
currently provides consultation services to schools and other
educational organizations in special education, school climate and
discipline, and positive behavior support. In addition, the BBEST
Program offers coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism
Positive Behavior Support: We are Independent SWPBIS Facilitators
endorsed by the PA Positive Behavior Support Network and offer
technical support for schools who want to implement positive behavior
support strategies as a way to improve school climate and students’ academic and behavior
outcomes. Schools that adopt these strategies utilize data-based
decision-making strategies to implement effective evidence-based
practices to address academic development and behavior management.
On-site Consultation: Designed to help educators and parents build systems of support for students with behavior needs. BBEST provides collaboration with schools to develop functional assessments, academic and behavior plans, and programs for students with special needs.
Training & Professional Development: Seminars, workshops and conferences focused on effective research-based educational practices. Topics include: functional assessment, school wide positive behavior support, classroom management, behavior support planning, progress monitoring etc.
Early Childhood/Early Intervention: Assistance is available for children who are struggling with behavior issues and for early childhood providers and parents who want support. Coursework to earn the Director’s Credential and Early Childhood Certification is available.
- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) – Graduate courses that lead to a Certificate and/or a M.Ed.
- Autism Endorsement Certificate – Graduate courses that lead to a PDE Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- REAL (Reading Expecations for Academic Learning) - Certificate offers students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in a 2-year fully inclusive college experience.
"Teachers are effective professionals and want to be successful. Good behavior intervention practices do help them become more effective." — Dr. Christina Ager, Executive Director