Summit Academy uses positive behavioral supports based on the principles of ABA. We focus on the development of positive relationships with adults and peers, modeling, teaching and rewarding pro-social, healthy and respectful behaviors, collaborative problem-solving, conflict resolution training, and teamwork to aid in the social and emotional development of all students.
Our full time Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is trained in prevention of and response to bullying and other disrespectful behaviors. All of our staff are trained and certified in Safety Care - a program that provides the strategies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety or an alternative positive behavior.
Our positive reinforcement program is in the form of a point system or tangible reinforcement system that is clearly articulated and consistently implemented. Systems may be modified in response to the changing needs of the classroom or individual student, and should be guided and informed by the collection and analysis of classroom behavior data.