Behavior Teams

The Illinois Service Resource Center provides quarterly training for 25 Behavior Support teams throughout the state that work with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired.
These training workshops focus on Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Developing Effective Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Additional training is provided on enhancing behavior support at all three tiers of the Response to Intervention model.
Team members then serve as a local resource for behavior support for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired.

The goal of this training effort is to build the capacity of local schools and programs to meet the behavioral needs of students with a hearing loss.
To see if there is currently an ISRC DHH/VI Behavior Team in your school, district, or cooperative, check out the map of active behavior teams.

    Comments from participants:
  • "Today’s session was A-MAZING!!! I loved listening to Laura. There were all kinds of ah-ha moments! Just wonderful. Thanks for putting that together for us. So fortunate to have such an awesome resource available to us for professional development…FOR FREE!!!"
  • "It's like she's talking to me!"
  • "I'm excited to go back and work with my student instead of dreading it."
  • "I've used this so much. It's made such a difference in students' lives. Parents have said it's made a difference at home, because they're not getting negative reports at home. Knowing that ISRC is here has made such a difference, because I can just pick up the phone and call you."

DHH/VI Behavior Support Team Training Dates

Date Title Location Speakers
April 10, 2018 Self-Advocacy Tinley Park, Illinois Karen Anderson
February 5 and 6, 2018 Structured Teaching - TEACCH Tinley Park, Illinois; Belleville, Illinois Dr. Christy Borders and Dr. Stacey Bock
November 6, 2017 Behavior Support for DHH and VI Tinley Park, Illinois Dr. Micki Ostroski
September 18 and 19, 2017 Communication Matrix Tinley Park, Illinois; Belleville, Illinois Amy Parker

ISRC recognizes behavior team achievement of 4 levels, according to the following criteria:

Level 4 Criteria

  • Attend all 4 trainings per year
  • Score 50 or higher on DHH Behavior Support Team Checklist
  • Team meets monthly outside of trainings
  • Team presents on behavior topic at school or coop, BIPs reviewed with Van Acker criteria
  • Walk-thru forms are utilized

Level 3 Criteria:

  • Attend at least 3 trainings per year
  • Score 40 or higher on DHH Behavior Support Team Checklist,
  • Team meets quarterly outside of trainings
  • Team presents on behavior topic at school or coop

Level 2 Criteria:

  • Attend at least 2 trainings per year
  • Score 30 or higher on DHH Behavior Support Team Checklist,
  • Team meets at least twice yearly outside of trainings

Level 1 Criteria:

  • Attend at least 2 trainings per year
  • Complete DHH Behavior Support Team Checklist

2016-2017 ISRC Behavior Team Recognitions
Teams Achieving Level 4 Recognition:
  • Child’s Voice School
  • Hinsdale South High School
  • John Powers Center / SEDOL
  • Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA)
  • Plainfield School District 202
  • Southwest Cook County Cooperative for Special Education
Teams Achieving Level 3 Recognition:
  • Cicero District 99
  • Lockport Area Special Education Cooperative
  • SPEED Cooperative
Teams Achieving Level 2 Recognition:
  • Eisenhower Cooperative
  • Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative
  • Oswego School District 308
Teams Achieving Level 1 Recognition:
  • Exceptional Children Have Opportunities (ECHO)
  • Marion / Williamson County Education Services WCES