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Positive Behavior Support

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) was developed initially as an alternative to aversive interventions used with students with significant disabilities. Students were aided in finding alternative and non-harmful ways to communicate their needs. As an inclusive practice, PBS asks us to respect that students have different needs and communicate their needs in different ways and therefore not all students will behave in the same way. When teachers only allow for behaviors we deem “normal” we often end up excluding students from academic instruction. What inclusive education asks us to do is to expect a great range of human differences and prepare to work with the people who bring their problems and sometimes problematic behaviors with them into our classrooms. Positive behavioral support is an instructional curricular approach that assumes and respects human differences and can help prevent the exclusion of students with behavioral differences from the classroom.

Social and Emotional Suports in an Inclusive Classroom Community

PBIS Positive Behavior Intervention Supports

A School-Wide Positive Behavior System

De-Escalating Problematic Behavior

Googling Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Yoga and the Brain

Building Cognitive Skills to Promote Self-Regulation

Engaging the Outlier

Who Has Time for Social and Emotional Learning?

Problematic Behaviors and Interventions