In my work with students, identifying areas of social skill deficit provides direction for my counseling services and guides my goals. Gathering baseline data and progress monitoring allows me to measure progress. If you are like me, you have too much paperwork and not enough hours in the day to complete it. Two tools thatContinue reading “Social Skills and Behavior Data”
Hello school psych, counselor and teacher friends, I wonder if people would be willing to give me some feedback. I have a number of children’s stories that I am writing (social skills, coping skills, etc). Would any of you be willing to read one of my stories and let me know what you like or dislikeContinue reading “Social Skills Story”
A number of people have asked about conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and writing Behavior Plans. I’ve attached a procedural manual that I wrote based on literature and web site reviews. It contains ideas for data collection, assessment procedures, example forms, graphing samples and resources. Creating the manual was a big undertaking, but helped me “own”Continue reading “Behavior Assessments”
My friend Denise Wilson has developed some fantastic behavior supports. Her website is http://www.trackingbehavior.org . You”ll find some great resources for behavior, social skills and counseling there. Check her website out when you can.
Measurable Counseling goals Research-Based Supports Counseling progress monitoring (use of Excel for graphing) Elementary School Counseling Curriculum Social Skill of the Week Concepts Tiered Behavior Supports
Social Behavioral Concern Questionnaire Attached is a resource for identifying skill deficits to focus on in counseling sessions. Please feel free to download and share.
Eric Elias, MS Ed, ABSNP is a school psychologist with over 30 years of experience. He is Connecticut’s 2018 School Psychologist of the Year. Eric is a co-host of the successful podcast School Psyched. Mr. Elias has a number of articles published in journals, the NASP Communique, CT Association of School Psychologists’ Newsletter as wellContinue reading “About Me”
Welcome to Random Acts of Counseling. As a School psychologist with 30 years of experience, I have explored the process of providing counseling and tiered behavior supports for much of my career. In education today we are required to make data-based decisions. The art of teaching is now guided by the sciences of education andContinue reading “Welcome”