Within a multi– tiered system of supports, Tier 2 serves as a bridge between the foundational teaching of behavior expectations for all students at the Tier 1 level and the intensive and individualized interventions at Tier 3.
The Bridges Tier 2 framework includes targeted instruction to supplement the school-wide behavioral curriculum. Three essential interventions are established and continuously available throughout the year as students demonstrate need.
These interventions are designed in a manner that allows for rapid implementation, ensuring the time between student identification and participation is as short as possible.
If a student requires Tier 3 level of support in the future, the data gathered from Tier 2 interventions informs and guides the plan for individualized instruction.
- Three days of in-depth training for a campus team (5-8 members recommended), covering all aspects of the Bridges framework including step-by-step instruction on each core feature.
- Access to the Bridges Quality Indicator document to measure implementation and indicate progress over time.
- A complete Bridges training manual full of resources, templates and information for each participant.
- A Bridges social skills manual with lessons for a year’s worth of weekly social skills instruction to address Tier 2 behavior needs for each participant.
- An electronic download with of all templates and reproducible materials.
- Access to the Bridges Universal Behavior Screener (BUBS) for one year.
- Access to ETE trainers for support and feedback through email during the first year of implementation.
- On-site coaching visits maybe be added as needed. Onsite visits could include the following: staff observations, implementation feedback, conducting quality indicators audit, and developing action plans for continuous improvement.
- Instruction in the Science of Behavior to develop foundational knowledge of the process of behavior change.
- Alignment of research based interventions to Tier 1 supports.
- Development of efficient intervention processes to maximize support without increasing campus resources.
- Data tools to identify students for intervention, determine fidelity of implementation, and measure student progress.
- Defining the role of the Bridges Team, including purpose of team, member responsibilities, meeting procedures, and paperwork process.