Behavior support plan
"A Behavior Support Plan is the specification of what the adults will do to address challenging behavior impeding the learning of a student or his/her peers." Three key points will be addressed in a team-developed behavior support plan (Diana Browning Wright, 2008):
- Understanding how this behavior is related to the context in which it occurs.
- Understanding how this behavior serves a purpose or function for the student: how something is either gained, or something is avoided or protested with this behavior.
- Taking this analysis and specifying in this behavior plan how we will seek to teach a new behavior that serves the same purpose on function--but one we can accept; AND specifying how this behavior plan will seek to remove, alter or add variables that remove the need for this student to use challenging problem behavior.