B of Services A to Z


Behavior Assessment and Consultation 
         Supervisor of Clinical Services
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) provide direct assessment and intervention services from pre-K through adulthood. BCBAs typically conduct a functional behavioral assessment, develop a positive behavior support plan, train staff on implementation and monitor progress.  
Blind/Visually Impaired Support Services - Itinerant
         Carolyn Muller, Ed.D.
         Supervisor, Special Education

The Itinerant Blind/Visually Impaired Support Services program provides specialized instruction for students, aged five through 21 years old in their educational setting. The level of intervention is determined by student need, with a focus on the expanded core curricula.

Teachers of the visually impaired provide regular education teachers and instructional staff with strategies for working with students who are visually impaired. Specialized instructional materials (digital, large print, specialized background and Braille) and assistive technology equipment are provided to students as appropriate.
Orientation and mobility instruction is provided as a related service.
BrainSTEPS Consulting Team
Chester County BrainSTEPS Team Leader
BrainSTEPS is a "School Re-Entry" model that offers consultation, planning, and training for school districts that have students identified with an acquired traumatic brain injury/concussion. The mission is to provide a bridge between the medical and educational community when a student is struggling to return to the activity of a school setting. Team members in various disciplines are trained by the Brain Injury Association of PA  to work towards successful, sustained student participation in education activities. Student aged 3-21 quality for consultation services. 

Brandywine Virtual Academy (BVA)
Supervisor, Online Learning

The Brandywine Virtual Academy (BVA) was formed to provide schools the resources they need to provide a flexible online education program for students. BVA offers a wide range of computer-based courses that students take over the internet. Students may complete their courses from a school-based classroom, computer lab, home or other location with Internet access. The courses are taught by Pennsylvania-certified teachers and, unlike national providers, BVA curriculum teaches and assesses Pennsylvania state standards. Thus, BVA delivers the same high-quality instruction found in neighborhood schools.
A variety of courses and academic levels are available, including honors, AP, and credit recovery. Summer school courses are also offered each year. Students may work at their own pace as long as they meet deadlines. BVA teachers are available by phone, in “virtual offices,” and by email 12 hours a day Monday through Thursday, and eight hours on Friday.
For schools, students or parents looking to supplement course offerings, address scheduling conflicts or solve homebound needs through quality instruction, BVA may be an excellent solution. Students can enroll in courses either as a private-pay student, where parents obtain the approval of their school district to take the courses but pay for the courses themselves or as a part of a district-approved virtual academy program established in partnership with BVA. BVA has partnerships with over 40 school districts in southeastern Pennsylvania; for a full list of partner school districts, visit the BVA website at http://www.bvapa.org