Solid Roots is based on the belief that behavioral challenges are a signal of a gap or need in behavioral skill. Therefore, an instructional model is the most effective approach for behavior change. In the Solid Roots framework, desired behaviors are taught through direct instruction and explicitly reinforced when displayed by students. Teams of professionals working directly within the framework are recognized as behavior interventionists and are trained to understand and apply the science of behavior to individual and unique situations. These staff are tasked with teaching and prompting desired behaviors rather than solely responding to challenging behaviors.
The Solid Roots framework incorporates research-based interventions and specific data tools to determine student needs and monitor progress. The use of the Solid Roots framework ensures a system for behavior support that is more closely aligned to the best practices implemented for academic supports.
The Solid Roots framework consists of the following four modules: Investigations, Interventions, Progress Monitoring, and Logistics.
Solid Roots Overview
- Access to the Solid Roots Quality Indicator document to measure the fidelity of implementation and indicate progress over time.
- A complete training manual full of resources, templates and information.
- A social skills manual with lessons to begin social skills instruction and teach essential behavior interventions to students
- An electronic download with copies of all templates and materials for implementation.
- 3 days of training (2 initial training days and 1 follow-up) for campus teams (up to 6 people) in the 4 modules of Solid Roots.
- On-site coaching visit(s) to support teachers or district staff by measuring implementation fidelity, providing feedback, and developing action plans for continuous improvement.
- Access to ETE trainers for support through email and phone throughout the first year of implementation.