Also see Positive
Behavior Support - click here.
Support (PBS) gives people a new way to think about behavior. PBS
is based on understanding why problem behaviors occur - the behavior's
function. PBS uses functional behavior assessments to understand the
relationships between a student's behavior and characteristics of his
or her environment. The functional behavior assessment should identify
multiple strategies to effectively reduce problem behavior including
changing systems, altering environments, teaching skills, and focusing
on positive behaviors. The PBS process is a team-based approach that
relies on a strong collaboration between families and professionals
from a variety of disciplines. The PBS process results in the creation
of effective intervention plans that will impede problem behaviors,
teach new skills, and create support systems for the student.
Inappropriate Behaviors Part 1:
Why is my child acting
Modifying Inappropriate Behaviors Part 2:
Consistency is Key
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Module Now Available!
Written by Tricia &
Calvin Luker, this 23-page module (pdf version) has been given to us
to distribute to
parents, parent groups, and professionals - at no cost.
the comparison article "Is PBS for
the Dogs?" (pdf version) by Tricia and Calvin Luker