Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)

What is Positive Behavior Support?

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a general term that refers to the application of positive interventions and system changes to achieve socially important behavior change. It is based on a problem-solving model and aims to prevent inappropriate behavior through teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors (OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, 2007)


How is PBS educative?
When children misbehave, we cannot assume that they know how to behave. After all, children in our schools come from many different backgrounds and cultures that view "behavior" in their own unique way. When a child misbehaves, we view the problem in the same manner that we would view problems in reading or math…as a skill deficit. Behavior is taught to establish a single, positive school climate and to relay to both students and staff that the appropriate behavior is priority in our school. ( )







Contact Information:
Dr. Susan Barrow
770-229-3700 ext 313