The Behavior Supports program may serve individuals with an emotional and/or behavioral disability who receive services through Exceptional Student Education or general education. Individuals who have an emotional and/or behavioral disability may receive services in a variety of settings as the full continuum of services is available through classrooms at the elementary and secondary levels as well as at exceptional centers.
A student with an emotional/behavioral disability has persistent (is not sufficiently responsive to implemented evidence based interventions) and consistent emotional or behavioral responses that adversely affect performance in the educational environment that cannot be attributed to age, culture, gender, or ethnicity. The corresponding definition is found in State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.03016, F.A.C.
Students with an emotional/behavioral disability may receive behavioral interventions such as a classroom behavior management system, instruction through social skills curriculum, individual behavior contract, individual positive behavior intervention plan, counseling as a related service, and/or point level system.