by Pat Potalivo
I wanted to share a short story about how effective PBIS is here at Easter Seals. My name is Pat, and I am an Administrative Assistant at the Bucks County division of Easter Seals. One morning recently, a mother who has four boys came in to drop off two of her children at Friendship Academy. The boys were being very animated and were not listening to Mom as they were walking back to the classroom. I walked over to the behavioral expectations poster in the lobby. I got the attention of the children, and specifically showed them “Stay together,” “Quiet Mouth,” and “listen(to Mom)” At once, the boys began walking slowly and quietly through the hallway. The mother turned around to me, as they walked down the hallway, with a happy and astonished look on her face. These expectations are effective and easy to use.