Individual Student Behavior

Behavior Basics for Administrators
(Time: 3 hours)
Overview of basic information administrators should know about positive behavior support in order to adequately supervise staff members who write behavior plans for students. Information will be provided on using reinforcement and consequences, determining the function of the behavior, identifying and measuring replacement behaviors, using data to measure progress, structuring an intervention plan, and troubleshooting.

Target Audience: District and campus administrators

Behavior Basics
(Time: 3 hours)
Gain a clear understanding of how reinforcement, punishment, and function are related and how they can be manipulated to effect behavioral change. Basic behavior principles are explained in simple language using real-life examples. Good prerequisite for other more advanced classes.

Target Audience: Anyone who desires a better understanding or good review of behavior principles

Data Collection Made Bearable
(Time: 3 hours)
Decisions should be based on reliable data, but who has time to take data? You will if you follow the tips presented in this class. Reliable data is essential for setting goals, gaining a better understanding of specific behaviors, and documenting progress. Class also targets writing measurable behavioral goals and objectives.

Collecting accurate data can be quick and easy! Reproducible charts and graphs are included in the hand-out. Good companion class to Behavior 101.

Target Audience: General and special education teachers and paraprofessionals of all levels

The ABCs of FBAs, IEPs, and BIPs
(Time: 6 hours)
Participants will gain a better understanding of basic behavior principles and how they can be used to change student behavior. They will learn how to:
  • use reinforcement and punishment to shape more adaptive behavior
  • determine the probable purpose of the misbehavior (FBA – functional behavior assessment)
  • collect and analyze data to determine the success of interventions
  • write measurable behavior goals and objectives (IEP – individualized education plan)
  • modify the conditions that perpetuate misbehavior
  • integrate all the factors into a practical, manageable behavior intervention plan (BIP)
The strategies and techniques presented in this workshop are appropriate for general education or special education students of any age, any cognitive level, and any classroom size. This workshop focuses on individual student behavior, but the principles can also be used to develop classroom management plans.

Target Audience: General and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, and assessment staff.