PBS uses a strengths-bassed, person-centered approach for improving an individual's quality of life.
PBS tools and strategies are evidence-based and incorporate both behavioral and biomedical practices.
PBS addresses the function that maintains problem behavior by teaching social and communication skills as a replacement for challenging behaviors.
PBS includes interventions that involve changing situations and settings that trigger a problem behavior.
PBS requires everyone working with an individual to change their own behavior. The focus is on creating a positive environment for social learning using a team-based planning process.
A Layered Approach
Universal: All individuals receive opportunities to learn social and communication skills. Positive feedback is given to everyone for using new skills.
Targeted: Some individuals need more opportunities to practice new skills. Data systems are used for early identification and to implement group and individualized function based interventions.
Intensive: A few individuals need intensive supports with multiple interventions to address their unique social and quality of life needs. Wraparound and/or person-centered planning is used to guide each team's problem solving efforts.
Positive Behavior Support is the integration of:
Behavioral and biomedical science
PBS uses a person-centered, team-based, proactive and preventative approach to: