PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports


This reference guide by Christine Ditrano provides both school wide, as well as classroom strategies for preventing disruptive behavior and enhancing a school’s organizational climate using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS. The multi-tiered PBIS problem-solving model is proactive and flexible, and provides a unifying framework for all school improvement efforts. It consists of four elements:

  • Data for decision making
  • Measurable Outcomes supported and evaluated by data
  • Practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable
  • Systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices.

The guide outlines topics such as:

  • PBIS structure
  • PBIS team composition
  • PBIS team tasks
  • PBIS and RTI
  • Establishing a clear set of positive expectations and behaviors
  • Using a behavioral matrix
  • Teaching behaviors directly
  • Reward/recognition
  • Lesson planning
  • Using data to make decisions
  • Function-based interventions
  • Developing a school-wide information system (SWIS).

It includes specific strategies for preventing and responding to problem behaviors at tiers 1, 2 and 3, and managing minor problem behaviors in classroom and non-classroom settings.

A succinct yet comprehensive tool for all teachers and administrators!

By Christine Ditrano, Psy.D. 2015. 6 pages. ISBN 978-1-93560-998-8. #NP220.

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