The Whole Child Consultant strengthens and promotes sustainability in the use of effective behavioral strategies through expansion of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). They also work to broaden districts’ and schools’ focus beyond academics to include meeting students' social-emotional, physical and safety needs through training, coaching, and mentoring. The Whole Child Consultant will also provide technical assistance for the development and implementation of Functional Behavior Assessments, as well as Behavioral Support Plans.
The Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center’s Whole Child Consultant is Ashley Ditty. Ashley is a licensed Moderate-Intensive Intervention Specialist and a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst candidate. She has prior experience working with students with emotional disturbances in Federal Hocking and Fairfield County Educational Service Center.
If you are a staff member in an AMESC district and need behavioral support, please fill out this google form and Ashley, Whole Child Consultant, will be in touch. You can also reach her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (740)797-0064.
Student Wellness and Success: With House Bill 166, passed in July 2019, Ohio invested $675 million to help districts and schools support their students’ academic achievement through mental health counseling, wraparound services, mentoring, and after-school programs. School districts will work with local organizations to determine community needs and resources so they can use the state dollars to make the greatest impact on students’ lives. The AMESC districts collaboratively plan and launch these student wellness initiatives. The plan can be found here.