Liz Sellinger (last on right), Katie Cyr (2nd from right), Tamara Shook (4th from right)

IPPI clinicians Elizabeth Sellinger, Director of Education and Behavior Analysis Services; Katie Cyr, Program Director; and Tamara Shook, Clinical Supervisor, spearheaded a three-year project and an on-going effort to empower employees through a comprehensive performance management plan at the IPPI Learning Academy in Connecticut.

The Learning Academy, with locations in Stratford and Naugatuck, serves students in kindergarten through grade twelve with a variety of disabilities including autism, emotional disturbance, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities. Referrals to the school are made by school districts and/or parents.

Given the complex work required to support and educate the children participating in the school program, comprehensive staff training and on-going coaching and feedback are essential. IPPI’s process starts with an analysis of the training needs of each individual staff. Training and support are tailored individually to each staff member with customized behavior skills training, coaching, and feedback. This process both maximizes outcomes while being mindful of the time constraints of clinicians.

IPPI is thrilled that the school’s clinical team has been recognized by the OBM Network and is motivated to keep learning and growing in the area of performance management.

About The OBM Network

The network exists to develop, enhance, and support the growth and vitality of Organizational Behavior Management through research, education, practice, and collaboration. The OBM Network accomplishes this mission through networking, journal publications, newsletters, online resources, and a bi-annual conference.

About The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. (IPPI) 

The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. provides services and supports to individuals of all ages living with developmental disabilities. Founded nearly 40 years ago, IPPI’s mission to build strong communities by empowering individuals permeates the work of the agency, which provides highly individuated care to everyone who turns to IPPI for support. IPPI’s service footprint spans throughout New England and in Maryland. Learn more about the transformational work happening in a community near you at