Mary Eileen Schultz


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Behavioral issues or lack of social skills can be a huge distraction to one’s learning or daily life. All teachers should have a technique to not only handle but change challenging behaviors. One strategy that can be used is positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) is an intervention used mainly with people who experience challenging behaviors. In this review of the research literature, I pursue the question what context does PBIS work most effectively in. It can be used on an individual or class wide level, offering different levels of support based on student’s needs. It helps to teach self regulation and the use of appropriate behaviors. On a class wide level, it can help students with mild to severe behavior problems or those who lack social skills. PBIS tends to sustain positive outcomes over time, except in small group instruction set in a class wide intervention.

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Rachel M. B. Collopy

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Teacher Education


Stander Symposium project

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support