• Behavior Specialists are trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques, classroom management strategies, individual behavior intervention plan development, data collection techniques, discrete trail training, and strategies for positive behavior support. Collier County Public Schools currently employs Behavior Specialists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts and School Psychologists to provide these services.

    Behavioral Specialists are available to provide services at cluster school sites for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (E/BD) who demonstrate behaviors which significantly impede their learning. These Specialists work collaboratively with educators, administrators, other school personnel and families to ensure that students with severe behavior difficulties receive effective interventions. To impact student change, such as an increase in achievement, direct observations and measurement of behaviors occur in the classroom and other educational settings. By looking at the data, Behavior Specialists assist the Individual Education Planning (IEP) team in designing interventions which will result in increased student achievement. 

    In addition to the cluster school sites, all schools provide positive behavior support services to students who may have behaviors that are interfering with learning. School Psychologists work collaboratively with school teams in developing appropriate interventions based on individual student needs. 
    District Contacts
    Scott Kozlowski , ESE Coordinator
    (Autism Spectrum Disorder) 
    (239) 377-2292
    Richard Duggan, ESE Coordinator
    (Emotional/Behavioral Disability) 
    (239) 377-0120
    Sonja Samek, District Behavior Analyst / Management Specialist
    (District Behavior Specialists) 
    (239) 377-9914