Technical Assistance Program

Technical Assistance Program (TAP) offers an array of high quality consultative services to school districts, charter schools and private schools.  

TAP offers evidence based practices within a three-tiered model in an effort to increase student academic and behavioral success. 

By building upon existing strengths, the TAP team assists schools in the creation of proactive and productive environments where teaching and learning are valued. 

School-Wide Support

The TAP team assists schools in developing effective behavior support at the building level by promoting prevention strategies to enhance disciplinary policies and procedures for all students and thereby creating a safe and inviting school culture. These services may include:

  • Needs assessment
  • School-wide procedures for behavior
  • Behavior procedures for non-instructional settings
  • Behavior tracking system
  • In-services and ongoing staff development
  • Strengthening communication with parents and community
  • Budget development for sustaining intervention services

Class-Wide Support

The TAP team provides services at the class-wide level to improve classroom instructional and management practices. These services may include:

  • Classroom assessment and design
  • Classroom procedures for behavior
  • Academic interventions
  • Instructional interventions
  • Incentive systems
  • Professional development for teachers and paraprofessionals
  • Progress monitoring tools
  • Social skills curriculum training

Individual Support

The TAP team intervenes at the individual level by developing function-based supports for students who exhibit chronic refractory behavior. These services may include:

  • Individual comprehensive psych-educational assessment
  • Functional behavior assessment
  • Behavior intervention plans and data collection system
  • Response to intervention
  • Preference assessments
  • Interventions to remediate academic and behavior problems

Contact Information:

Technical Assistance Program
Centennial School 
2196 Avenue C
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Phone: 610-266-6500
Email: mpg6@lehigh.edu

Consultants
Michael George, Ed.D.
Julie Fogt, Ed.D
Caitlin Lyons
Kelly Spradlin
Alicia Wolfe

"Encourage students to view themselves as they want to be in the future, not as individuals who have failed in the past." 
—George & George (2000)