Behavior Assessment, Plans, and Positive Supports

Revised, December 2009 Links updated, May 2013 Why is a student exhibiting challenging behavior? Behavioral assessments can help you answer that question. They also are helpful in developing a behavioral intervention plan that reduces problem behavior, including positive behavior supports.  NICHCY is pleased to focus this page in our Behavior Suite on these three elements:  conducting behavioral assessments, developing behavior plans, and … [Read more...]

Functional Behavioral Assessment: Identifying the reasons for problem behavior and developing a behavior plan

This IRIS Center training module explores the basic principles of behavior and the importance of discovering the reasons that students engage in problem behavior. The steps to conducting a functional behavioral assessment and developing a behavior plan are described. … [Read more...]

Individualizing interventions: A toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help mental health consultants guide teachers, teams, and families in developing and implementing an individualized plan of support that reduces challenging behavior in young children and promotes communication and social skills. From the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. … [Read more...]

Sample behavior plans

A good behavior intervention plan (BIP) can make a big difference in how a student with special needs acts and reacts in a school setting. Seeing behavior plans that others have put together can help you be an active participant in the planning process. Here are some examples of successful behavior plans -- and blank forms that some school districts use to make them. (posted May 3, 2012) … [Read more...]

Behavior: The Pressing Classroom Issue

by the IRIS Center The IRIS Center is a national center that provides high-quality resources about students with disabilities for college and university faculty and professional development trainers. Visit IRIS' website to find free, online, interactive training enhancements that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. ******************************************************************************************************** As … [Read more...]

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