The Children’s Behavior Therapy Unit (CBTU) is a school-based day treatment program of Valley Mental Health. Valley Mental Health contracts with the Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) to provide services for many of SLCSD’s special education students. The CBTU classroom at Bryant serves 7th and 8th grade students.
Students are referred to CBTU from SLCSD due to severe behavioral issues and mental health needs. They also come to CBTU from other more restrictive placements like a residential or hospital setting. The students come from all over SLCSD district. Transportation is provided by district buses.
We have 1 classroom in CBTU with a certified SLCSD Special Education teacher and a SLCSD paraprofessional.
Valley Mental Health provides the class with one Behavioral Specialist and one Mental Health Therapist.
CBTU provides special education in a behavior support classroom setting. With behavioral support, the CBTU students attend some classes with mainstreamed peers. The students attend lunch, assemblies, and extra curricular activities under the supervision of CBTU staff. The program runs on a structured level system based on behaviors. As students improve their behaviors, they move up the level system, earning more privileges. As they master behavioral skills, students are allowed more freedom with less supervision. As they continue to maintain their target behaviors, they can be transferred to their home school behavior support classroom.