Professional Development in School Divisions is designed to meet the needs of the professional. With a Non Violent Crisis Intervention Course educators learn and review ways to deal with students facing anxiety and possible meltdowns.This program focusses on staff and student Care, Welfare Safety and Security.
One of the keys to using verbal intervention techniques is to set limits using simple, clear directions that are reasonable and do not threaten or demand actions. The ability to distract and redirect a student’s behavior is helpful. Often cueing for transitions accommodates the students need to understand changes taking place. The use of “When and Then” as well as “If and Then” support student understanding of transitions coming up in the school schedule. Behavior modification techniques support work completion, for example, “When you complete two questions, you may eat your snack.”
Empathetic Listening is nonjudgemental, provides undivided attention to the the student and allows silence for reflection. By truly listening to a student, needs can be met and adaptations to the student’s program can be made. Restate what you hear the students saying, and rephrase to confirm. When making adaptations to a student’s day, keep all decisions reasonable and enforceable.