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ERIC Number: EJ949527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
The Top 10 Things to Consider when Implementing Secondary-Tier PBIS Interventions
Ennis, Robin Parks; Swoszowski, Nicole Cain
Beyond Behavior, v20 n1 p42-44 Fall 2011
Schools across the country have seen the benefits of implementing three-tiered models of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). Within that model, secondary-tier (ST) interventions are an essential component because they (a) require relatively little implementation time compared with more intensive interventions, (b) address the needs of various students, and (c) provide additional exposure to the schoolwide or primary-tier expectations. ST interventions within PBIS are designed to reduce the number of problem behaviors currently exhibited by a wide range of students. As has been discussed throughout this issue, ST interventions are designed to meet the needs of students who are nonresponsive to a primary level of prevention, an estimated 10% to 15% of the school population. ST interventions are typically administered in a small group and focus on addressing students needs such as inadequate peer relations, low academic achievement, and chaotic home environments. Students targeted for this level of intervention are often at risk for developing severe problem behaviors in the future. There are many important issues to consider before, during, and after implementation of ST interventions. We offer this top 10 list as a guide to help educators who are responsible for implementing ST interventions in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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