WIN Program

Program Description

HVED's WIN (What I Need) Program, is a self-contained behavior classroom for youth in grades K-5 grade for South Cluster Member Districts. Our mission is to work with students who have emotional and behavioral challenges that prevent them from being successful in a mainstream setting.

We offer small class size, the opportunity for individualized instruction, constructive feedback on challenging behavior, and a structured day.

Students are offered an elementary curriculum including math, reading, writing, spelling, art, recreation and social skills. Individualized curriculum is implemented to meet the students where they are at and move them forward academically.

The program utilizes behavior modification strategies to promote positive behavior changes. Examples of behavior modification which can be used to increase behavior are: praise and approval, modeling, positive programming, shaping, token economy, self-monitoring, and shaping. Methods which can be used to decrease behavior are: extinction, reinforcing incompatible behavior, relaxation, self-monitoring, and shaping.

Admission to the WIN Program is based on the following factors:

  • Open to all HVED Member Districts.
  • A referral from the IEP team at the student’s home school or, if a move-in, a previous Setting III or IV IEP.
  • The student must be receiving special education services.
  • The IEP team must have completed 2 planned and documented interventions to help improve student’s performance in the mainstream or special education setting.
  • The student must have a current IEP, Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), and a Positive Behavior Support Plan or Behavior Intervention Plan.

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