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IEP Issues - Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

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Positive Behavior 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.


Modifying Inappropriate Behaviors Part 1: Why is my child acting like this?

Modifying Inappropriate Behaviors Part 2: Consistency is Key


bridges4kids Exclusive: 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.


bridges4kids Exclusive: Read the comparison article "Is PBS for the Dogs?" (pdf version) by Tricia and Calvin Luker


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