Behavior Supports for the Classroom
Presented by The Castro Valley Behavior Specialists
Meet your Behavior Team
Janet Sinhbandith is the Elementary District Behavior Specialist as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has been in the field of Behavior Analysis for over 14 years and has served young children and adolescents with a diverse array of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as typically developing children with a variety of behavioral needs. Janet strives to deliver high quality and evidence-based practices into the classrooms. She possesses extensive experience building classroom management systems, conducting functional behavior assessments (FBA), and designing individualized behavior intervention plans (BIP). Additionally, she trains administrators, teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals on effective behavior management strategies that are deeply rooted in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that support student learning and success. She supervises Floating Behavior Paraprofessionals and Behavior Technicians. Janet is also a Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Certified Instructor on non-violent crisis intervention training and serves the elementary schools in CVUSD.
Kasey Kaufman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Kasey has worked in the school setting for over 8 years serving students with various behavioral needs. They have experience conducting functional behavior assessments, designing behavior plans, and training and coaching school staff on behavior intervention plans. Kasey serves the secondary schools in CVUSD.
The role of the Behavior Technician is to support and consult with paraprofessionals and other instructional staff in responding to student’s behavioral needs and supports for the purpose of assisting and promoting fidelity and confidence in behavioral interventions by providing training, modeling, and coaching on behavior strategies and behavior plan (BIP) implementation. Additionally, the Behavior Technician assists the Behavior Specialist with behavior assessments for the purpose of collecting data to develop Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) and student behavior goals. Our Behavior Technicians are certified as Registered Behavior Technicians and are currently accruing BACB supervision hours for the BACB exam.
Floating Behavior Paraprofessionals
The role of the floating behavior para is to provide modeling and in-situ support of behavioral interventions created by the Behavior Specialist. The behavioral support team will draw up a plan with the classroom teacher to best support individual students and/or classroom systems for a maximum of 6 weeks. During that time data will be collected and analyzed on a weekly basis by the behavioral team to further create supports best for the student(s). The floating paraprofessional assigned to the classroom is there to support special education staff and model implementation of supports to help build efficiency in the behavior interventions.