Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Special Education: M.S.
School of Education
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Keywords and Subject Headings
School Resource Officer; SRO; Special Education; Roles; Presences; Training
A number of theoretical and applied outcomes may emerge from the findings of this paper. First, better specialized training for SROs when engaging with students with disabilities may be developed. Second, school personnel may understand the efficacy of SROs when student behaviors escalate. Third, ways for improving the actions of SROs during severe behavioral episodes may be identified. Finally, positive behavioral interventions for SROs may be identified.
I work closely with SROs in our building, and they have brought up concerns about when to intervene, specifically with students who are diagnosed with ASD who are non-verbal. Additional training for all officers would be very beneficial. Specialized training in mental illness and with behavioral disorders may benefit the officers when they perform duties in the broader community.
Kofler, Jill, "School Resource Officers and Special Education Roles, Presence and Training" (2021). Culminating Projects in Special Education. 101.