Age/Grade: Preschool – High School
Setting: School, Home, Clinic, In-patient
Individual or Group: Individual or Group
Tier: 1 & 2
Desired/ Appropriate Behavior:
Homework completion, academic performance, reduction in office referrals, general appropriate behavior, home responsibilities (e.g., chores)
Skill Level: Fluency to maintenance
PreCorrection is a systematic way to anticipate and address problem behaviors that occur in the school (Crosby, Jolivette, & Patterson, 2006). Preventive disciplinary techniques should be used in order to encourage prosocial behaviors and discourage antisocial behaviors and/or discipline problems. Precorrection provides opportunities to practice skills or to be prompted about expected behaviors prior to the situation in which the behaviors typically occur. PreCorrection has been used in classroom and non-classroom settings, such as hallways, playground, and cafeterias to improve inappropriate behaviors. This intervention is made up of eight steps and provides little disruption to the classroom routine.