South East Consortium for Special Education                                       Special Education Local Plan Area

Behavior Support

Helen Huynh the South East SELPA Program Administrator for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Needs. Helen assists staff by providing direct support in the areas of mental health and positive behavior strategies and interventions. Support in this domain include evidence-based practices in the areas of classroom environment, classroom management/positive behavioral supports, and accommodations that are legal and ethical for the purposes of establishing a safe and predictable environment for students to access their academic and social benefit.  

As a Program Administrator for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Needs, Helen may assist in the following capacity: (1) Consult and assist resource specialists, designated instruction and services instructors, and special education class teachers in the area of mental health and behavior accommodations and best practices; (2) Provide trainings in the area of classroom and behavior management systems for parents and staff; (3) Plan programs, coordinate curricular resources, and evaluate effectiveness of programs for individuals with exceptional needs; (4) Participate in school site staff development; (5) Assuring that pupils have full educational opportunity.

Program Showcase

Alum Rock Union School District's Ocala STEAM Therapeutic Program

The Ocala STEAM Therapeutic Program was recognized for implementing evidence-based practices from the Tiers of Intensive Educationally Responsive Supports Program during the 2018-19 academic year (see program description here).

From left to right: Tracy Leathers, Krystal Lopez, Karina Amezcua, Rosa Gonzalez, Angelina Metsers, Joanna Avila, Gina Morales, Karen Santillan, Angelica Solis, and Alfredo Acosta

Alum Rock Union School District's Therapeutic Support Services Program at Ryan Elementary

Ryan's Therapeutic Support Services Program has been serving students with emotional/behavioral disorders since 2012. The program utilizes positive behavioral supports and evidence-based practices to address student needs.

From left to right: Leo Mapagu, Hilaria Bauer, Nicole Wesson, Helen Huynh, Erin Devine, Prabhjot Singh, Clarissa Johnston, Rosa Marcos, Jose Lopez, Azucena Romero, Inderveer Tut, Juan Garcia, Jean Gallagher, and Raquel Katz

The attachment illustrates the program's implementation of The Tiers of Intensive Educationally Responsive Supports (TIERS) Program.

Behavior Intervention Plan Trainer of Trainers

Left to right: James Carlen (Morgan Hill), Nicole Wesson (Alum Rock), Tammy Eastham (Gilroy), Joanna Martin (Gilroy), Taunya Bailess (Evergreen), Quan Ngo (Evergreen), Amy Lee (Berryessa), Jennifer Kolman (Mount Pleasant) 
Not pictured Naomi Sotoo (Mt. Pleasant)

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