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Positive Behavior Intervention Plan (PBIP)

What is a PBIP?

Once we understand what purpose the behavior serves for the child, we can: 1) work to change aspects of the situation that give rise to the behavior, 2) teach and promote more appropriate ways of meeting the same needs through the development of alternative behaviors, and 3) modify the responses of other people to the behaviors so that problem behaviors do not result in "payoffs" for the child.

The Positive Behavior Intervention Plan is a specific plan of action that focuses on understanding why behaviors occur and implementing strategies to teach students more appropriate behaviors. In order to develop a more effective and efficient behavior intervention plan, we must use the information from the FBA that describes when, where, and why problem behavior occurs. 

Behavioral Data Collection

Progress Note

Once the PBIP is implemented, data is collected daily to monitor progress and determine if the interventions are effective in reducing problem behaviors and increase replacement behaviors. The PBIP Progress Note looks at daily data for the problem behavior and the replacement behavior during each review period to determine progress. Reports of progress are documented and distributed at the middle and end of each 9-week academic period.