Behavior Support by Linda M. BambaraBehavior Support by Linda M. Bambara

Behavior Support

byLinda M. Bambara, Rachel Janney, Martha E. Snell

Paperback | March 19, 2015

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The revised and expanded edition of a popular book trusted in classrooms across the country,Behavior Supportisyour guide to implementing effective positive behavior support (PBS)—both in the classroom and across an entire school. You'll get explicit, research-based strategies for implementing the three tiers of PBS:

  1. universal, school-wide interventions;
  2. selected interventions with students exhibiting risk behaviors; and
  3. specialized interventions with students who need intensive, individualized help.

Packed withupdated strategies on hot topics, redesigned forms,andthe newest research on multitiered systems of support,this new edition will help you support positive changes in your students' behavior—so you can keep the focus onlearning. (Ideal for both in-service teacher training and college and university courses!)


  • Stop challenging behavior before it starts
  • Improve communication, social, and self-control skills
  • Form positive, respectful relationships with classmates, teachers, and other community members
  • Take a more active part in their school, classroom, and community

    WHAT'S NEW:More research and strategies on key topics, includingbullying prevention, safe and responsive school climates, functional assessment,andindividual student interventions.You'll also get more explicit step-by-step instructions, new case examples, tips on sustaining PBS in your school, redesigned forms that are practical and easy to use, and focusing questions for each chapter that highlight key takeaways.

    This revised and expanded edition is your guide to implementing effective positive behavior support. Includes more on bullying prevention, safe and responsive school climates, and functional behavior analysis.

Linda M. Bambara, Ed.D.,is a professor and program director of special education at Lehigh University, where she also directed two university fieldEditor-based programs serving adults and transition-age youth with developmental disabilities and autism to participate in inclusive community settings. She has been involved with individual...
Title:Behavior SupportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1598578863

ISBN - 13:9781598578867

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
About the Forms
  1. Positive Behavior Support Three-tiered Model of School-wide Systems for Student Support
    Using Positive Behavior Support in Schools
    Core Features and Principles of Positive Behavior Support
    Positive Behavior Support Teams
  2. School-wide Positive Behavior Support Rationale for Primary Tier School-wide Positive Behavior Support
    A Safe and Responsive School Climate
    School-wide Unified Discipline Approach
    Active Development of Social and Emotional Competencies
    Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support
    Systems-Change Process for Establishing and Sustaining SWPBS
  3. Class-wide and Selected Interventions Class-wide Interventions
    Team Facilitation of Selected Interventions
    Identifying Students of Selected Interventions
    Matching Identified Students with Selected Interventions
    Simple Functional Behavioral Assessment
    Adopting and Implementing Selected Intervention
    Monitoring, Evaluating, and Sustaining Selected Interventions
  4. Individualized Positive Behavior Support: Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment What is Functional Behavioral Assessment?
    Step 1: Identify the Problem (s) and Decide on Priorities: Make a Plan for Safety Management
    Step 2: Plan and Conduct the Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
  5. Designing, Using, and Evaluating Individualized Positive Behavior Supports Step 3: Design an Individualized Positive Behavior Support Plan
    Step 4: Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate the PBS Plan


Appendix A: Blank Forms Team Meeting Agenda and Minutes
Steps and Tools to Develop Individualized Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)
Step 1A Worksheet: Problem Identification and Decisions about Priorities
Step 1B Worksheet: Safety Plan
Incident Record
Step 2A Worksheet: Student-Centered Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) Profile
Student Schedule Analysis
Interval Recording or Scatter Plot
Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence Observation
Step 2C Worksheet: Summary of Functional Behavioral Assessment and Hypothesis Statement(s)
Step 3 Worksheet: Positive Behavior Support Plan
Step 4 Worksheet: Implementing, Monitoring, and Evaluating the PBS Plan
ABC Checklist

Appendix B: Resources on Behavioral Support