Behavior can be changed! Repeat it out loud to yourself.
B-E-H-A-V-I-O-R C-A-N B-E C-H-A-N-G-E-D!
Long-term behavior change must consist of 1) Identifying the function of the behavior, there are only 4, and minimizing behavior triggers 2) Reinforce desired behavior 3) Teach replacement behavior 4) Respond to inappropriate behavior that matches the function. If you do not follow this protocol, the behavior W-I-L-L N-O-T C-H-A-N-G-E!
Check out these resources!
- “Did I Do That?” Great article by Jessica Minahan, author of The Behavior Code, on supporting students with behavior challenges.
- SUPERB resource, that not only provides a comprehensive list of Tier 1, 2 and 3 behavior interventions, but provides an explanation of each intervention along with all of the resources and documentation needed to implement each intervention. Not to mention for the Tier 2 resource, behavior plan, it provides pre-written behavior specific plans for 8 separate behavior issues. BAM!