Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Overview
Tertiary Interventions (for individual students)
- Intense, durable procedures
Secondary Interventions (for some students; at risk)
- High efficiency
- Rapid response
Universal Interventions (for all students)
- All settings
- Preventive, proactive
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, or PBIS, represents preventative behavioral instruction delivered to the whole school population in an effort to foster a positive school climate. Like RTI, PBIS espouses a multi-tier, data-based approach to service delivery. The first tier includes teaching a set of appropriate behaviors within the whole school; the second tier activates behavioral interventions for students who do not respond to the primary instruction, and the third tier involves individualized behavior support plans for students who do not respond to primary or secondary prevention support (McIntosh et al, 2010).
Need support or ideas for activities?
Check out: PBIS Project - Tools and Resources
Need Tier 1 Strategies?
Check out: PBIS World - Tools and Resources
Need to enter SWIS data?
Check out: PBIS Apps - Support and Evaluations
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about PBIS at pbis.org: PBIS 101
Want to know about PBIS specific to Arizona?
Check out: PBIS AZ