Special Education » Behavior


Region 7 provides professional development in behavior and classroom management. The goal is to provide educators with strategies to create well managed instructional environments and to provide behavior supports for students with challenging behaviors. 

Training and support focuses on providing positive behavioral supports and services for students in cooperation with the Texas Behavior Support Initiative to address behavior issues at three levels: schoolwide  climate, classroom management, and individual student interventions.  In addition, this program offers training and support in the following areas:

•Teacher consultations and technical assistance – to assist in effectively managing student behavior in the classroom environment (upon request) 

•Collaboration with colleagues and districts - to develop appropriate accommodations of instructional activities and strategies to support students with disabilities in the regular classroom (upon request)

•Provision of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) - a management system for de-escalating a potential crisis situation. Staff will learn to safely manage disruptive and assaultive student behavior.

• School Counseling:
Collaboration with school counselors in the provision of behavioral supports for students with disabilities. Counselors also have access to resources through the Social Emotional Learning website: 

• Support in in the areas of Rehabilitative Counseling and Social Work is provided by disseminating information related to community resources. In addition, personnel who serve in these roles may acquire CEUs through participation in designated professional development offerings.

Helpful Links

Behavioral and Mental Health Support
ETMC Behavioral Health Center
24 hr. Help Line (800) 566-0088
4101 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas
(903) 266-2200
Glen Oaks Hospital
Treatment facility for children, adolescents, and adults.
301 East Division
Greenville, Texas
(800) 443-1109
(903) 454-6000
Andrews Center             Andrews Center
703 West Patten            2323 West Front Street
Mineola, Tx                    Tyler, Texas
(903) 569-5409              (903)597-1351

Terrell State Hospital
1200 East Brin Street
Terrell, Texas
(972) 563-6452
Counseling Resources
Greg Singleton LCSW
Winnsboro, TX
(903) 765-2421

Alicia Hopps, LPC               Child and Family Therapy
1042 N. Pacific St.               1610 Posey Lane #204
Mineola, TX                         Sulphur Springs, TX
(903) 262-6267                    (903) 629-7588

Upcoming Events

If you have any questions regarding the following events, feel free to call or e-mail the program contact or the contacts listed when you click to register for any of the following events.

Contact Us

Audra Hastings, M.B.A., ABA Therapist
[email protected]
(903) 988-6908