Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) is an empirically validated, function-based approach to eliminate challenging behaviors and replace them with prosocial skills. Use of PBS decreases the need for more intrusive or aversive interventions (i.e., punishment or suspension) and can lead to both systemic as well as individualized change.
PBS can target an individual student or an entire school, as it does not focus exclusively on the student, but also includes changing environmental variables such as the physical setting, task demands, curriculum, instructional pace and individualized reinforcement. Thus it is successful with a wide range of students, in a wide range of contexts, with a wide range of behaviors.
Blending behavioral science, empirically validated procedures, durable systems change and an emphasis on socially important outcomes, PBS always involves data-based decision making using functional behavioral assessment and ongoing monitoring of intervention impact.
Cohn, A.M., (2001). Positive Behavioral Supports: Information for Educators. Retrieved from http://www.nasponline.org/resources/factsheets/pbs_fs.aspx
Beaumont Unified School District offers 3 Tiers of strategic intervention to meet the needs of our students
What's going on with PBIS in Beaumont