Understanding that there are students in need of emotional support during their developmental years, services are provided to students to assist in directing and guiding their social and emotional choices. Students meet individually or in groups from one (1) to eight (8) cycle days. Placement in this class will be determined by a student’s IEP and/or teacher recommendation. Specific, direct instruction will be driven by the student’s IEP, goals, and identified social-emotional needs (varies individually).
The central focus of the Life Strategies course provides those students with IEPs assistance with some of the following areas of difficulty:
- Coping Strategies
- Relaxation Techniques
- Anger Management
- Organizational Issues
Students will receive direct instruction in character education, decision making, anger management, emotional intelligence, and peer/adult relationships. Through coaching, conversations, and guided practice, students will also work on conflict resolution and problem-solving skills. Students will also receive assistance in dealing with authority, building self-esteem, determining cause-effect relationships, and interacting appropriately with adults and peers.