Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Facts

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports is a broad framework of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes in school communities while preventing problem behavior. The key attributes of PBIS include preventive activities, data-based decision making, and a problem solving orientation (Horner, 2000; Lewis & Sugai, 1999; Sugai et.al., 2000; Weigle, 1997).
 
 
Community Connections
Schools focus on building positive relationships among all stakeholder groups.
 
Clear Expectations
School communities identify 3 to 5 school-wide overarching behavioral expectations.
 
Comprehensive Instruction
Direct instruction, practice and feedback, in the expected behaviors, are provided for each school setting. Small group and individualized social skills instruction is incorporated into the PBIS framework.
 
Consistency 
Consistency in encouraging expected behaviors and discouraging infractions is provided through:
  • Active Supervision
  • Proactive Scheduling
  • Incentives and Reinforcement
  • Logical consequences and clear office referral procedures 
Supportive Structure
Teams focus on developing an infrastructure, in schools, that provides effective academic and behavioral supports for all students.
 
 
For more information on PBIS please contact Josh Preece at [email protected] or 440-324-3173,  Ext. 1133
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