Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is nothing new. It is a compilation of effective practices, interventions and systems. PBS was developed by Tim Lewis Ph.D from the University of Missouri. www.missouri.edu/~speldtl>
Positive Behaviour Support is an approach for improving the school climate. It provides support for intervention programming for students with high risk behaviour. PBS is comprised of a broad range of systemic and individualised strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behaviour with all students. PBS uses data to create direction for behaviour support.
PBS is grounded on four key elements:
- Operationally defined and valued outcomes
- Behavioural and biomedical science
- Research valued practices
- Systems change to both enhance the broad quality with which all students are living/learning and reduce problem behaviours.