Ask the questions. Chart either using a word web or KWL chart what participants know and what they may want to know regarding PBS. Write all responses down, even if you know the information not to be true. Revisit the chart through out the presentation either crediting correct info. And /Or changing information that may not be correct.
Site Challenging behavior.org website
Facilitator…… Talk about who is important…. What might each person have to contribute? Why might they want to be included. Why is having multiple view points important. What might you miss by excluding a member of the team. Use the example of the child with selective mutism who did not talk in the classroom, however would speak to the bus driver. How important was the imput of the bus driver?
Stacy…discuss person centered planning…how is it different than policy centered planning and/or group centered planning.
Why is it important to use person centered planning and when may it be difficult?
Who has been involved in the FBA process?
Point out that Formal Functional behavioral assessment happens only when we are assured that the classroom in functioning at it’s optimal level. That there is a FIRM FOUNDATION, that the nurturing and supportive relationships, Supportive environment, are in place. It can be used to determine to decide what targeted emotional supports and/or intensive interventions are necessary.
Discuss observations formal/ informal ….Systematic or informal anecdotal notes. More than one observation required across settings.
Stacy…Discuss the importance of each of these components and how the whole team has responsibility for each.
discuss together positive outcomes and hurdles.
Introduction for positive behavioral support.
Definition of PSB
PBS is a process for understanding and resolving
the problem behavior of children that is based on
values and empirical research. It offers and
approach for developing and understanding of why
the child engages in problem behavior and
strategies' for preventing the occurrence of problem
behavior while teaching the child new skills.
Positive behavior support offers a holistic approach
that considers all factors that impact the child and
the child’s behavior. It can be used to address
problem behaviors that range from aggression,
tantrums, and property destruction to social
PBS The Essential Steps
Building a Team
O Who do you bring to the table……………
O Instructional /administrative personnel
O Medical professionals
O People who transport the child, Bus Driver,
family member etc.
Person Centered Planning
O Person centered planning is a key feature
of positive behavior support for young
children with problem behavior and
families that are committed to a
collaborative team approach.
O Provides a process for bringing the team
together to discuss visions and dreams for
O Person Centered Planning uses group
Is a process used to develop
determine function of a
O Observations- The
O ABC recording and
O Behavior Rating
functions of behavior.
O To Avoid……..
O Sensory stimulation
O Tasks or activities
O To Obtain
O Sensory stimulation
O Objects and Materials
O What is a hypothesis?
O A prediction
O A best guess
O Taking into account all of the info.
O Predictors, circumstances, settings, and
O Nathan appears to use tantrums to
request help and objects. When these
tantrums occur, the caregiver is likely to
provide attention, the requested object, or
another preferred object. Nathan does
not make requests verbally, but will bring
an adult to desired object. If he does not
receive a consequence for his request,
Nathan will have tantrum.
Behavior Support Plan
O Prevention strategies: strategies used to
reduce the likelihood that the behavior will
O Replacement Skills: skills to teach that will
replace the problem behavior
O Consequence Strategies: Guidelines for how
the ADULTS will respond to the problem
behavior in ways that will NOT maintain the
behavior positive reinforcement
O Long Term Strategies: Long Term goals that
help the child and the family in meeting their
goals for the child.
O Effectiveness of the behavior support plan
must be monitored.
O Measurement of changes in problem
behavior/ achievement of new skills and
Why is this important?
O PBS and FBA are
used by most local
O It is a researched
based method of
O It is effective!
Lets think together!
O Anticipated Positive
What We Know!
ORevisit graphic organizer.
OMake a list of questions for
your HealhtyCHILD DHC.
For your time and participation!
Stacy and Audra