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Improving Behavior Through Behavior Modification


Updated July 02, 2014

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Definition: A behavior plan is a systematic plan to reduce problem behaviors or increase desired behaviors. Behavior plans are usually developed by teachers, counselors, and school psychologists with parental input. They usually include:
  • A statement of the behavior targeted for change;
  • A statement of the short and long-term behavior goal;
  • An explanation of how the behaviors and progress will be measured;
  • An explanation of what the plan will include, such as the roles of teachers and instructional assistants;
  • Details about positive and negative reinforcement that will be used; and
  • An explanation of how the plan will be monitored and evaluated for effectiveness.

Behavior plans are used to:

  • Reduce problem behaviors that may affect the student or others and cause disruption to the learning process in the classroom; and
  • Increase positive behaviors necessary to interact appropriately and safely with adults and students and promote learning and academic skills.

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Also Known As: Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), Behavior Modification Plan, Behavior Support Plan, Student Support Plan, Intervention Plan

Behavior intervention plans can help students learn how to interact appropriately with others and become more successful students.

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