In our day-to-day work with students of the South Bergen Jointure Commission, it is not uncommon that we encounter behaviors that may interfere with the child’s ability to learn, behaviors that may be socially stigmatizing to the child, and/or behaviors that may be dangerous to the child or to others. In these instances, our SBJC team works together to modify the behaviors. We firmly believe in and rely on the use of positive behavior supports to change behavior. Behavior is observed, data is collected, and staff determines the function of the behavior (why is this happening?). Strategies are then put in place to both treat the behavior and to teach new, appropriate behavior. Reinforcers are identified to ensure that appropriate behavior occurs repeatedly. Visual and auditory supports are implemented as needed. The principles of Applied Behavior Analysis guide our decision-making and the interventions utilized with our students.
Our Behavioral Staff