BEST Program highlighted on WCAX
- By Michaella Maley Collins
WCAX Television recently aired a story on Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (VTPBiS), a project coordinated through the BEST Team, from the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion. The television crew visited Bethel Elementary School, one of the 126 Vermont schools where VTPBiS is being implemented. Each year more and more Vermont schools are actively implementing PBIS, and currently over 27,000 Vermont students are impacted.
VTPBiS is designed to help schools create a proactive, school-wide, systems approach to improving social and academic competence for all students. Schools in Vermont are engaged in using a formal system of positive behavioral supports. Schools that implement VTPBIS with fidelity and integrity see a decrease in the number of behavior problems. Additionally, students in these schools enjoy greater levels of support and inclusion than those in comparative schools who do not use a system of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.
To view the WCAX story and video: http://www.wcax.com/story/25335029/does-rewarding-good-behavior-lead-to-better-grades