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Education Services

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides support to schools around early learning, academic interventions and safety practices, as well as the assessment and treatment of students with complex behaviors, cognitive challenges and communication needs. Devereux uses evidence-based practices with an emphasis on assisting school systems with special education populations.

Our school-based services comprise the following divisions:

Look below to learn more about our education services.

Center for Effective Schools

  • Consultation to enhance multi-tiered systems of support for academic, social, emotional and behavioral outcomes in early childhood, elementary, secondary, alternative education and other specialized settings
  • Training and coaching to promote the delivery of evidence-based classroom practices, social-emotional learning, trauma-informed practices and mental health interventions
  • Comprehensive program reviews
  • Management of emotional support classrooms
  • Continuing education programs for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the American Psychological Association, ACT 48 (Pennsylvania Department of Education) and the National Board for Certified Counselors

Center for Resilient Children

  • Resiliency training and resources for those supporting young children (birth through 5 years old)
  • Strategies to support the social and emotional development of young children, while reducing challenging behaviors
  • Assessment/planning through the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program
  • Resilient leadership training and coaching consultation
  • Professional development and resources focused on adult resilience and self-care (for teachers, parents, etc.)

Direct Care Training Resources

  • Safe & Positive Approaches® Train-the-Trainer and Basic Training
    • Staff Effectiveness – Prevention strategies and non-physical de-escalation
    • Safety Techniques – Passive evasive maneuvers
    • Personal Emergency Interventions
  • Supportive Behavioral Supervision and the Supervision of Safe & Positive Approaches
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Respond) Suicide Prevention Training

Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Research Center (SPARC)

  • Consultation for high need/acuity students who pose a risk of safety to self or others and/or potential loss of placement within the district
  • Assessment, consultation and treatment for feeding disorders (in-school and clinic-based)
  • Development and enhancement of social skills programs and specialized classrooms
  • Afterschool programming for transition age high school students through High School Youth Preparation for Higher Education (HYPE) Program
  • Diagnostic assessments for autism spectrum disorder completed by a licensed professional and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • BCBA and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) training for school districts

Center for Autism Research and Education Services (CARES) Consulting

  • Coaching and consultation for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) populations
  • Comprehensive program reviews
  • Individual consultation, including for students with high risk behavior
  • Staff training and professional development
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for ASD populations

Contact us

Devereux’s education services include all student populations: regular education supports, special education, English language learners and students placed in alternative education settings.

If you are interested in these services, or have any questions, contact Devereux Vice President of Educational Services Jacalyn Auris, Ed.D., via email at jauris@devereux.org, or by phone at (484) 947-1099, or Devereux Education Operations Manager Mike Manchester via email at michael.manchester@devereux.org, or by phone at (610) 360-6485.