Title

Decision-making in Secondary and Tertiary Interventions of School-Wide Systems of Positive Behavior Support

SMC Author

Peter Alter

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Author Role

co-author

Status

Faculty

School

Kalmanovitz School of Education

Department

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

Education and Treatment of Children

Publisher/Venue

Project MUSE

Description/Abstract

Although the conceptual foundations of PBS at the universal level have been widely described and presented in the literature, secondary and tertiary interventions have been presented through very limited examples. This paper defines the key features of secondary and tertiary interventions and presents a decision-making process to guide schools through a continuum of strategies at these levels. The continuum is described in terms of a recursive loop, repetitively asking four questions: what is predictable about student failure, what is the simplest effective intervention, how can consistent implementation be achieved, and is it working? With each pass through this set of questions there is a steadily increasing focus on smaller groups and eventually individual students. The focus on the continuum of strategies at the tertiary level for individual students is presented through the lens of functional behavior assessment. A summary and recommendations for future study are included.

Scholarly

yes

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1353/etc.2010.0003

Volume

33

Issue

4

First Page

513

Last Page

535

Disciplines

Education

Original Citation

Scott, Terrance M. & Alter, Peter J. & Rosenberg, Michael & Borgmeier, Chris. "Decision-making in Secondary and Tertiary Interventions of School-Wide Systems of Positive Behavior Support." Education and Treatment of Children, vol. 33 no. 4, 2010, pp. 513-535. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/etc.2010.0003

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