Part 4:
IMPLEMENTING AND EVALUATING AN INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLAN

Objective: Participants will learn how to develop, implement, and evaluate an individual behavior intervention plan (BIP).

Readings:
Crone, D. A. &  Horner, R. H. (2003). Building Positive Behavior Support Systems in Schools: Functional Behavioral Assessment. New York: Guilford Press. p. 55-87

Scott, T. M., & Nelson, C. M. (1999). Using functional behavioral assessment to develop effective intervention plans: Practical classroom applications. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 1, 242-251.

Sugai, G., & Horner, R. H. (1999). Discipline and behavioral support: Preferred processed support planning: Research-to-practice-to-research. Education and Treatment of Children.

Scott, T. M., Liaupsin, C. J., Nelson, C. M., & Jolivette, K. (2003). Ensuring student success through team-based functional behavioral assessment. Teaching Exceptional Children, 35(5), 16-21.

Class Discussion:
For your final contribution to the training, find and write a brief review of a resource that is useful for developing or implementing successful tertiary prevention plans. The websites below may be helpful, or use other web-based or written resources you find.

School Dropout Prevention Programs: http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/sdpp/index.asp
Academic and Behavioral Interventions: http://www.interventioncentral.com/
The Behavior and Reading Improvement Center: http://education.uncc.edu/bric/
Colorado PBS Initiative: http://www.cde.state.co.us/pbs/Presentations04.asp

Final Project: For the final project, you will synthesize the information learned in this training and address how your school will support students who need Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).  Your final project should be one to two pages in length. ****Email the completed project to your instructor.

NOTE: This project should be done as a group project if you are taking the class with colleagues from the same school or district. Submit your plan to your instructor via email attachment. Instructions on how to write and submit papers are described in the previous “Training Requirements” section. Please include the following types of information:

For group projects, please include the following types of information:

1. Describe the data you will use to select students for tertiary, or intensive, intervention support.

2. Describe the resources available for conducting FBAs and developing BIPs (personnel, materials, funding) and how they will be used.

3. Describe the critical components of your behavior intervention plans, including:
–How you will manipulate or address the antecedent?

–How social skills will be taught?

–How appropriate behavior could be acknowledged?

–How you will manage and respond to inappropriate behaviors?

–What community services might be available to support the student and family?

4. Describe how you will measure whether the behavior intervention plans are effective.

5. Describe the steps you will take to adapt or change the interventions if they are not effective.

For individual projects, use as your case study the student on whom you completed the FACTS in Parts 2 and 3. Please include the following types of information:

1. Describe the data and decision rules you have used to select the student for tertiary supports.

2. Describe the resources (personnel, materials, funding) and the process used in conducting the FBA and developing the BIP for the student you selected. Discuss the successes you have had and/or the barriers you faced with completing the FBA and BIP and any suggestions for improving this process at your school.

3. Describe the critical components of your behavior intervention plan. Be sure to address each of the following components:

–How you will manipulate or address the antecedent?

–How social skills will be taught?

–How appropriate behavior could be acknowledged?

–How you will manage and respond to inappropriate behaviors?

–What community services might be available to support the student and family?

–How will the family be involved in the development and implementation of the plan?

4. Describe how you will measure whether the behavior intervention plan is effective.

5. Describe the steps you will take to adapt or change the intervention plan if it is not effective.

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