Positive behavior supports

Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the fit between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making problem behavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional. Students who receive special education as a result of behavior problems must have individualized education programs that include behavior goals, objectives, and intervention plans. It is recommended that student Individualized Education Plans be based on functional behavioral assessments and that they include proactive positive behavioral interventions and supports.

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