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Ripple Effect for Kids
Software to prevent and solve behavior problems
The problemMany teachers estimate half of all classroom time is spent dealing with behavior problems. Most are not serious, like whispering or poking. Some, like defiance, are trickier to define and correct. Still others, like aggressive acting out, often have their roots in risk factors outside the classroom.
The constraintsIt is neither legal nor practically feasible to exclude students from the classroom for most problem behavior; yet teachers need to maintain an environment where every student can learn. To do so, they must provide direct, positive behavioral support to students who need it, without denying instruction time to the rest of the class.
A solutionRipple Effects for Kids provides tech-based, personalized, positive, behavioral supports that empower students to learn and leave teachers free to teach. With peer narrated, multimedia, culturally inclusive content, it reaches students at their most teachable moments. Tutorials range from learning readiness skills like following instructions, to help with school based challenges, (bullying, gossip, attention problems, left out, teacher problems), to out ofschool issues (from pet dying, to abuse issues, to tobacco use, to divorce, to neighborhood violence.
FOR CLASSROOM, DISCIPLINE, COUNSELING, SPECIAL EDUCATION, RTI/PBIS SETTINGS
This personalized, free-standing program develops school readiness, or can be used as a lesson-to- lesson supplement to other SEL interventions.
Scopes and Sequences for secondary prevention are provided in the accompanying manuals. Ripple Effects for Kids allows for instant behavioral correction right in the classroom Students use a classroom device to address behavior, while teachers continue instruction without disruption.
Multi-tiered, digital system of personalized, interventions and behavioral supports (MTSS)
No two schools are exactly the same, just as no two learners are the same. That’s why Ripple Effects technology-enabled planning, assessment, and intervention SEL tools are designed from the outset to be used in a multitude of ways, in a multitude of education, health and juvenile justice settings without any loss of fidelity. Thousands of schools use Ripple Effects to address behavior challenges (from blurting out to bias activity), develop social-emotional abilities (like empathy and impulse control), mitigate the impact of trauma (from natural disasters, to abuse and neglect), and promote equity (race, gender, class, religion, ability and disability). Because planning and needs assessment are partly automated, and all training and materials are “in the box,” fidelity is assured and strong positive outcomes are seen across multiple contexts.
- Universal SEL and character education
For Tier 1, Ripple Effects personalizes universal SEL and character education, aligns with CASEL standards, supplements and supports other evidence-based programs, provides strategies for infusing into academic areas.
- Targeted, tailored prevention – RTI
For Tier 2, Ripple Effects assessment and planning tools make it easy to identify both group and individual risk factors. Fully self-contained, multimedia apps deliver the targeted interventions directly to students, with adult facilitation and/or private student exploration. Lessons address various adverse childhood experiences, ethnic, religious and sexual harassment; substance abuse; bullying; bias activity; lack of impulse control, traumatic stress and more. Use preconfigured scope and sequences, or customize your own.
- Indicated intervention to turn things around
For Tier 3, Ripple Effects provides direct-to-learner, personalized, trauma-informed, “Urgent” intervention for fighting, harassment, bias activity and all common behavioral referrals. Use it within both PBIS and restorative justice frameworks in ISS/suspension alternatives, special education, counseling, health, mental health, and discipline settings, and to reduce disproportionate exclusion.