The BBEST Program
Building Behavioral & Educational Support Teams
BBEST’s mission is to support adults, systems and organizations in creating safe, positive environments for children and youth. We accomplish this by providing effective academic and behavior programs, leading edge consulting, training, and professional development.
A division of Arcadia University BBEST was founded in 1998. BBEST has provided consultation and classroom based services as well as professional development for over 5000 parents and educators. Contact BBEST.
What We Do
Positive Behavior Support: Technical support for schools who want to implement positive behavior support strategies as a way to improve students’ academic and behavior outcomes. Schools that adopt these strategies utilize data-based decision-making strategies to implement effective evidence-based practices to address academic development and behavior management.
Autism Certificate: Graduate courses addressing supporting youngsters on the autism spectrum. A 4-course series leads to an Autism Certificate.
On-site Consultation: Designed to help educators and parents build systems of support for students with behavior needs. BBEST provides collaboration with schools to develop functional assessments, academic and behavior plans, and programs for students with special needs. Contact BBEST.
Training & Professional Development: Seminars, workshops and conferences focused on effective research-based educational practices. Topics include: functional assessment, school wide positive behavior support, classroom management, behavior support planning, progress monitoring etc.
Model Emotional and Behavioral Classrooms: Designed to assist schools with the delivery of high quality academic instruction and behavior strategies to support students with emotional and behavior challenges. Link to help with behavior
Early Childhood/Early Intervention: Assistance is available for children who are struggling with behavior issues and for early childhood providers and parents who want to support. Director’s Credential and Early Childhood Certification available.
"Teachers are effective professionals and want to be successful. Good behavior intervention practices do help them become more effective." — Dr. Christina Ager, Executive Director