B. A. N. A clinical classroom model for public schools. NBA New Beginnings Alternative. A school-based program at Fitch High School in Groton, CT for secondary students who need special education and… …intensive behavior support. NBA meets 3 major concerns for public schools.
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A clinical classroom model for public schools
at Fitch High School in Groton, CT
1. Effective programming for adolescents with challenging behaviors
2. State and federal laws requiring students placed inthe Least Restrictive Environment
3. Local district needs to limit school spending
NBA uses a Clinical Day School model...
...in compliance with
Special Education laws
…similar to programs in other area secondary and middle schools...
NBA is designed for:
Students in grades 9-12 classified as:
Within Special Education law, ED students exhibit 1 or more of 5 characteristics...
…to a marked degree
…for an extended period of time
or at the same rate
Because of this, many ED students learn best in a setting that is...
Self defeating patterns of behavior
Often, these patterns are characterized by...
Removing ED students from the ‘mainstream’...
for a period of time...
can help them get back on a ‘success track’.
The mission of NBA is to help ED students
become more successful in school...
This requires daily attention to:
Learning needs &
Feelings & relationships
Order & control
issues & skills
…using several different program strategies
These program componentsare designedtohelp ED students
in 4 important ways:
-for more information-
Dr. Paul J. Pattavina
Special Education Supervisor
Groton Public Schools