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.
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
...in compliance with
Special Education laws
…similar to programs in other area secondary and middle schools...
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
Self defeating patterns of behavior
for a period of time...
can help them get back on a ‘success track’.
become more successful in school...
Learning needs &
Feelings & relationships
Order & control
issues & skills
in 4 important ways:
Dr. Paul J. Pattavina
Special Education Supervisor
Groton Public Schools