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How does a positive behavior support team work?

The process of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) begins with the identification of a support team, which consists of the most relevant individuals in the person’s life. The team may include family members, teachers, friends, and/or others who are involved and concerned with the person and the problem behavior. The team members are usually responsible for implementing the positive behavior support plan.

Once the Positive Behabior Support team is in place, the next step is to establish a vision, an agreement on the broad goals that a support plan should seek to achieve. The vision is developed through a process known as “person centered planning.” Once the support team defines their common vision, then a “functional behavior assessment” is conducted. A functional behavior assessment is a means to gather information about the problem behavior. Based on the person centered plan and the functional behavior assessment the team writes a positive behavior support plan.

Source: Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

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