Bridge services are designed to meet the needs of students who demonstrate significant social, emotional, learning, and/or behavioral issues that make it difficult for them to be successful in a large school environment. Many of the students are identified as having an emotional disability. Some students are identified with disabilities such as other health impairment, autism, language disability, or learning disability.
Comprehensive behavior management is utilized in the model which includes proactive teaching and rehearsal of social skills, as well as the use of structured consistent reinforcement systems. Individualized and comprehensive behavior management strategies and systems are used to promote students’ acquisition of skills that allow them to be successful in school. Bridge provides services in a continuum of settings that may include self-contained classes and opportunities for participation in general education classes with nondisabled peers as appropriate.