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HLP9 - Teach Social Behaviors

HLP9 - Teach Social Behaviors

RMTC-D/HH dives into the ninth high-leverage practice (HLP) from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)’s publication High-Leverage Practices in Special Education. HLP9 states, “Teach social behaviors.” Learn how teaching social behaviors may look different for a student who is deaf or hard of hearing (DHH).

This video was made in collaboration with the Florida Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Project (FL PBIS).

Music written and performed by Samuel McIntire.

RMTC-D/HH Related Resources:

Florida Resources

National Resources


Florida Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Project [PBIS]. (n.d.). Instructional cycle. https://flpbis.cbcs.usf.edu/

Herzig, M. and Leannah, C. (2022). Social-emotional learning: How can we best support deaf adolescents? Odyssey. Gallaudet University.

IRIS Center (n.d.). High-leverage practices. Resources. https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/resources/high-leverage-practices/

McLeskey, J., Barringer, M-D., Billingsley, B., Brownell, M., Jackson, D., Kennedy, M., Lewis, T., Maheady, L., Rodriguez, J., Scheeler, M. C., Winn, J., & Ziegler, D. (2017, January). High-leverage practices in special education. Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children & CEEDAR Center. https://highleveragepractices.org/

Visual Language and Visual Learning Science of Learning Center [VL2]. (2016, April). Raising the Whole Child: Addressing Social-Emotional Development in Deaf Children. (Research Brief No. 11). Washington, DC: Linda Risser Lytle & Gina A. Oliva.