If you want to prevent crises rather than manage them, then you’ll need to be almost totally proactive — in other words, early — in your approach to helping your students with expectations they’re having difficulty meeting. Once a kid spins is escalating or has already spun out of control, you’re late. Very late. We need to get you out of the heat of the moment. In this video, Dr. Greene describes how to there, and explains the Cycle of Restraint and Seclusion depicted below. Watch Now.
To help you be proactive, the CPS model involves using a simple instrument called the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP) to help you identify — yes, exactly — a student’s lagging skills and unsolved problems. That’s the information that’s been missing. The ALSUP should be the standard pre-referral, triage instrument in your building. And in this video, Dr. Greene explains how to use it. Watch Now.
(You’ll probably want to reference the ALSUP while you’re listening…you can find it here.