The Emotional Support team provides social, emotional, behavioral and academic supports across all school settings. Functional Behavior Assessments indicate varied issues in students such as lack of coping skills, maturation development, and self monitoring. Positive Behavior Support Plans are created to target those issues to promote positive student emotional growth. Skill areas that are targeted include: transition planning, development of social and communication skills, development of executive function skills, self advocacy training, self management and disability awareness. Collaboration occurs between teachers, families, guidance counselors, and administrators as well as outside agency representatives to support students’ success within their educational program. The goals of these programs are to provide a structured and supportive environment while developing independence. Lower Dauphin is committed to providing the appropriate services to accommodate the individual needs of the students enrolled in these specialized programs.