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Behavior Intervention Specialist Program

The El Monte City School District’s (EMCSD) Multi-Tiered System of Support framework recognizes that to maximize student outcomes, the learning process is driven by an integration of academics, social-emotional learning, and behavior. A behavior intervention specialist is a dedicated school staff member who is an expert on evidence-based behavior management strategies that can be applied in school, home, and community settings. These behavior management strategies are expected to improve aspects of the school environment that affect students’ behavior and thus their academic outcomes. EMCSD’s behavior intervention specialist program provides educational opportunities that enable school staff and parents/guardians to obtain knowledge and to acquire skills to support their students’ behavioral needs. Behavior intervention specialists support students at the schoolwide, class-wide, small group, and individual student levels. Behavior intervention specialists collaborate with educational partners to determine the function, or purpose, of students’ challenging behaviors, to create a plan of action, and to monitor students’ behavioral progress.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s principal. For additional information, please contact: (626) 442-1354
Continuum of Support
EMCSD supports all students through a continuum of support.
Tier 1: Preventative, proactive direct and indirect behavior services that target all students Tier 2: Supplemental, targeted direct and indirect behavior services that target some students Tier 3: Intensive, targeted direct and indirect behavior services that target few students
Schoolwide behavior programs, activities, and initiatives Class-wide or large group behavior interventions and supports
Small group or supplemental behavior interventions and supports
Individualized or intensive behavior interventions and supports Crisis response
Consultation and collaboration with all educational partners