Sunday, September 9, 2007

Positive Behaviour Support

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.>

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.

1 comment:

Staffhfs said...

I honestly believe that PBS is one of the best systems of effective practice and intervention that I have ever worked with. The whole process of collecting data in order to pre-empt situations has proven to be most effective. The students feel valued - they are all listened to with no blame attached - and the concepts of promoting Gospel values and forgiveness are what we as Catholic educators are all about. The empathy that I have seen develop among students at HFS, especially in my classroom poves that this system of behaviour modification works well. The clipboards are the proof.