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Ep. 14: How to Write Behavior Support Plans That Work

Behavior Support | November 17, 2019

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In Step 4 of the 5 Steps to Meaningful Behavioral Support, we are focusing on crafting our behavior support plans based on our hypotheses statements (from episode 13). We are developing behavior support plans that not only reduce challenging behavior but one that can also be implemented in the classroom.  

And our goal is to end up with a behavior support plan that supports the student in the context in which the behavior is occurring and is long-lasting at creating behavioral change.

If you remember some of our early premises that we are focused on teaching appropriate behavior, not just expecting it. Because of that, we can actually take the hypothesis statement that we developed and we can develop the three key elements of a behavior support plan.

  • First, what strategies are we using to prevent the behavior from occurring,?
  • Second, what behaviors are we teaching to either replace the problem behavior with a more appropriate skill that serves the same function (i.e., a replacement skill).
  • And then what other skills are we developing that are incompatible with the problem behavior?
  • Third, how are we going to respond to the behavior so that we prevent reinforcing the behavior itself and making it happen more frequently?
  • And also if we need a crisis plan or need to make sure that everyone is safe, how is that being done?

Our goal is to end up with a behavior support plan that supports the student in the context in which the behavior is occurring and is long-lasting at creating behavioral change.

In this Episode About Behavior Support Plans

  • Why I use “behavior support plan” instead of behavior intervention plan or behavior management plan
  • What a behavior support plan is designed to do
  • The research that tells us the majority of school behavior plans are NOT based on the FBA–and how you can change that
  • The research behind why creating behavior support as a team is so important and
  • How to assure that your behavior support plan has all the needed elements to reduce behavior and improve quality of life.

In Step 4 of the 5 Steps to Meaningful Behavioral Support, we are focusing on crafting our behavior support plans based on our hypotheses statements (from episode 13). We are developing behavior support plans that not only reduce challenging behavior but one that can also be implemented in the classroom.

And our goal is to end up with a behavior support plan that supports the student in the context in which the behavior is occurring and is long-lasting at creating behavioral change.

If you remember some of our early premises that we are focused on teaching appropriate behavior, not just expecting it. Because of that, we can actually take the hypothesis statement that we developed and we can develop the three key elements of a behavior support plan.

  • First, what strategies are we using to prevent the behavior from occurring,?
  • Second, what behaviors are we teaching to either replace the problem behavior with a more appropriate skill that serves the same function (i.e., a replacement skill).
  • And then what other skills are we developing that are incompatible with the problem behavior?
  • Third, how are we going to respond to the behavior so that we prevent reinforcing the behavior itself and making it happen more frequently?
  • And also if we need a crisis plan or need to make sure that everyone is safe, how is that being done?

Our goal is to end up with a behavior support plan that supports the student in the context in which the behavior is occurring and is long-lasting at creating behavioral change.

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