A Positive Reinforcement Model

PEARL is a Proactive Treatment Interaction that WESCO Industries has adopted into its culture. It is can be defined as “a social exchange between individuals that is intended to result in greater independence, autonomy, or inclusion for the one the individuals in the exchange.” PEARL is an acronym for Positive Early All Reinforce and Look, using non-technical words that are easily identifiable to most people, each component is backed by behavioral research or common sense which supports its inclusion. PEARL represents an applicable way to identify and describe components of desired human service interaction in a way that can be trained, understood and used by persons in helping roles. Its general interactional style is intended to provide the basis or foundation for anything else we do in the name of human service. Contact WESCO Industries to learn more!

“R. has made tremendous progress in the WESCO program.  Staff go above and beyond to always find a positive and encourage him to learn from his mistakes.  Day Hab has been a great environment, with so many fun things to choose from and also the opportunity to give back to the community.   Just a lot of good people working together to help R. mature and gain confidence and success.”

KaLee was nominated because she was contacted by a client’s bank that the client was having a seizure. KaLee immediately went to the bank and sat with the client and was early calling her coordinator. KaLee assessed the situation and looked for ways to keep the client from having a full-blown seizure. When the coordinator arrived KaLee was positive and talking to the individual in a calm voice and trying to get her to talk to her. KaLee’s quick and calm response assisted in helping the individual avoid a seizure. Thank you KaLee for doing her very best for our individuals.

When Toni and Teresa became aware of the middle school needing extra school supplies for kids who didn’t have them. Toni and Teresa were looking for ways to help and they went to Walmart with their Staff and followed the list and bought the things that were needed. They then delivered them to the school and were so happy to see the joy they brought to the school administrators. Great job girls!