Introducing Positivity:
Empowering Self‑Regulation

Allison Vice

Allison Vice

Chief Innovation Officer

It’s here! We’re thrilled to introduce Positivityâ„¢, our new comprehensive online behavioral solution designed to support classroom management, empower students’ self-regulation, and simplify collection and reporting of behavior-related data!

Easily integrated into daily classroom routines, Positivity delivers proactive, evidence-based strategies that support emotional control and executive function, enabling students to actively participate in learning and achieve independence.

Why Positivity?

Research shows that self-regulation is the foundation for success in learning and participating in day-to-day activities. In classrooms serving students with disabilities, the need to establish emotional control is vital.

Students with unique learning needs thrive when given routines and tools to express their needs. The strategies developed for Positivity are founded in consistency to support expectations, minimize anxiety and help students learn to self-regulate.

Positivity strategy library on a tablet

Proven, Research-Based Student-Centered Strategies

What do we mean by student centered? Positivity is built on strategies that are visual, interactive and responsive to individual students’ needs. Its primary focus is to promote positive behaviors—to advance students rather than restricting them—enabling you to spend more time on student learning and less on correcting behavior.

You’re familiar with these strategies, and perhaps you apply some of them in your classroom. Now, Positivity makes it simple for you to access, customize and integrate them into your daily routine so you can apply them consistently, with the ultimate goal of promoting independence and self-regulation.

The seven core behavior strategy types found in Positivity are:

  • Visual Schedule
  • Workflows & Decision Trees
  • Incentive Charts
  • Breathing
  • Social Narrative
  • Video Modeling
  • Break Cards

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Teacher looking at Positivity report summary on a laptop

Driven by Simplified Data Collection and Reporting

How does Positivity simplify data gathering? This powerful but easy-to-navigate online platform enables real-time documentation of behavior events and automatically generates reports, easing the burden of demonstrating compliance. The access to data also enables you to respond to behaviors in a timely, productive way.

With its steady online presence and simple interface, Positivity makes it easy to gather data, document incidences and proactively manage behavior—supporting the emotional control in students that enables learning to occur. No more carrying clipboards and breaking from instruction to hand-tabulate events!

Boy on a tablet looking at the Positivity Student View

Integrated into Daily Routines

How does Positivity integrate into classroom routines? It starts with your daily visual schedule, which helps set student expectations and reduce anxiety. Reinforcing positive behavior becomes second nature as you deliver just-in-time strategies from the online platform, keeping students focused and minimizing disruptions.

If you subscribe to Positivity and already use other n2y solutions, Positivity’s daily visual schedule will be at the heart of your instruction, appearing on both the Teacher Dashboard and Student View. Each student’s information and daily schedule will carry over from Unique Learning System or News-2-You.

Don’t take our word for it! Ready to see for yourself how Positivity can simplify delivery of proactive behavior strategies?

Try our sample strategies

Start and End Each Day with Positivity

Picture your classroom running smoothly and without disruption; confidence is high and students respond with more appropriate behaviors. Positivity’s proactive approach supports an engaged and receptive classroom culture, laying the foundation for learning, participation and successful outcomes for your students.

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About the Author

Alli Vice is a certified speech-language pathologist who previously served as a school coordinator, consultant, developer and presenter. She is seasoned in the areas of communication disorders, behavior, curriculum and assistive technology. She is the author of <em>Practical AAC: A Guide to Functional Communication</em> and the developer of the Smart/Ease series of augmentative communication page sets. Alli holds a Master of Education degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern University.