How it Works
Step 1: Request for Help
A teacher requests help from the behavior support team. The team’s coordinator is automatically notified and assigns a coach. The coach reviews the teacher’s request and contacts the teacher.
Step 2: Classroom Check
The coach and the teacher use the Classroom Check as a guide for classroom-wide supports. The coach visits the class to look for any classroom-wide support strategies that could help the student. In some cases, a classroom-wide strategy is sufficient and the student does not need individualized support.
Step 3: FBA Summary
If classroom-wide changes are not sufficient, the team conducts a functional behavior assessment (FBA). They develop a hypothesis of the student’s problem behavior, and their assessment may be brief or in depth. The coach uses the FBA Summary to document the results and provide information for the Intervention Plan.
Step 4: Intervention Plan
The coach and the teacher, using input from the team, plan how the teacher will teach the student a new behavior that replaces the problem behavior. Their Intervention Plan uses function-based strategies to prevent problems, teach skills, reinforce the student’s behavior, and respond to problem behavior.
Step 5: Progress Chart
Each day after implementing the intervention, the teacher records the student’s response by entering two data points on the Progress Chart and adding descriptive notes. The coach and teacher continue to review the student’s progress and adjust the intervention until behavior supports are no longer needed.