“A Classroom Teacher’s Guide to Creating Comprehensive Student Behavior Plans” outlines a five step procedure for creating and implementing a comprehensive plan to address a student’s challenging behavior. Utilizing positive behavior supports, it includes straightforward and accessible guidelines and materials that lead the user through the process of conducting a functional behavior assessment, widely recognized to be a research-based and effective strategy for modifying behavior. This is the approach most often used to create behavior support plans included as part of a special education student’s Individual Education Plan.
A technique for identifying and teaching basic behavior skills is described and resources are included for creating and monitoring a reinforcement system, based upon the principles of applied behavior analysis. This resource minimizes jargon and can be adapted as necessary to make it a teacher-friendly intervention.