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PVP’s Weekly Sports Cast on YouTube!

If you haven’t heard, we have a new series on YouTube! Two of our PVP students, and an occasional special guest, go over the week in sports! The banter, commentary and laughs are so much fun… take a peek below and make sure to visit the YouTube channel and subscribe.  

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Reacting VS Intervening

In this short video our Co-Founder and BCBA-D Dr. Tomaino describes the difference between reacting and intervening and how that can change the entire situation when you’re in a challenging behavior. Should you have any questions about this video or would like more information, please reach out to our Co-Principals.

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Upcoming Events at Port View Preparatory

The year is flying by and we are already into our late Spring/Summer events! We held Picture Day at both campuses, parents please look out for orders coming this week! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th. Our kiddos and their teachers as well as services are working on some sweet surprises to come home this week. We have a minimum…

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Managing Challenging Behaviors (Part Two)

64-93% of individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) exhibit one or more challenging behaviors (McTiernan et al., 2011; Murphy et al., 2009) Severe challenging behaviors include: Physical Aggression Property Destruction Self-Injurious Behavior Such behaviors negatively impact the functioning level and quality of life of these individuals. Some of the treatments used to decrease these challenging behaviors include ABA and psycho-educational…

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Managing Challenging Behaviors (Part One)

  As a part of a series with Supporting Inclusive Practices our Co-Founders and Principals presented information on managing challenging behaviors. This part 1 of the series gives some basic information to consider when managing any challenging behavior. Be sure to follow the series as we progress! First, the definition of a crisis: when a person’s  inability to cope (lack…

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The 5 Functions of Behavior

Dr. Melaura Tomaino, BCBA-D shares about the five functions of behavior.⁠ ⁠ In order to intervene effectively and appropriately we must first understand the function of the behavior.⁠ ⁠ Did you know that sometimes it is not just one function? Watch the quick video full of insight from a Psychologist and Doctorate level Board Certified Behavioral Analyst.  

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Winter Happenings on Campus

  Our theme for the month of December is Holidays Around the World. Some of the holidays we explore are Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Socially this month we will be focusing on compromise and following a group plan. A few events that we have coming up in December are: December 6th-10th- Holiday Shopping Boutique in Tustin December 13th-17th- Holiday Shopping Boutique…

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Fall Happenings on Campus

Now that Fall has officially begun we can start to dive into the fun! Our September started out with a BMX show (coming to our Ontario campus in October) and now October is shaping up to be one filled with lots of memories. October 7th- Ontario BMX Show (www.gogreenbmxshow.com) October 11th-15th- Principal Appreciation Week (see flyer going home October 1st)…

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Port View Preparatory’s First Virtual Hiring Event

Join us for our first virtual Hiring Event on Friday, March 19, from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm and Saturday, March 20, from 9:00 am-11:00 am! For the first time, Port View Preparatory will hold a virtual hiring event for our paraprofessional positions in Tustin (Orange County) and Ontario (San Bernardino County). Port View Preparatory® is a collaborative educational school that caters…

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