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