SAMPLE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT PLAN


The Behavior Support Plan, as listed below, is a sample used by a parent in Canada for her son.  This specific plan is something that has been working extremely well for her son and there are reasons to believe that this plan could assist many of our boys who have behavior issues, sometimes because of frustration based learning disabilities.  You are welcome to use this plan as a guide when assisting your son.
Objective: To ensure that staff working with the child are aware of behavior support procedures in place to maintain a healthy environment for the child, other students and staff.
Rationale:  The child will sometimes exhibit opposition defiant behaviors towards adults making requests of him.  He may be verbally disrespectful, physically refuse, physically remove himself from the situation.
Antecedents:
These behaviors are most likely to occur when:
  • a request is made of him that he does not understand or is not comfortable doing
  • he is asked to take responsibility for his actions
  • he is frustrated, especially doing written tasks
  • conflicts arise in play situations and he does not feel it is fair or just
Plan:
  • if he is escalated, provide an area that is private where he can cool off
  • when he is ready to talk, approach with caution
  • provide him with the power of choice marking his options very simple and clear
  • avoid power struggles, remaining calm with minimal verbal interaction
Proactive Strategies:
  • modifications made to any written assignment
  • clear expectations using a visual schedule of what comes next
  • direct reaching of social skills
  • daily behavior self monitoring system in place
  • implement a reinforcement schedule for desired behavior resulting from his self monitoring checklist
Reactive Plan:
  • distract and redirect
  • avoid power struggles by ignoring the inappropriate talk
  • wait until he gains control befor any interaction occurs again
  • provide the power of choice and review boundaries in order for him to return to task and fulfill the request made of him in the first place
  • in the event of aggressive behavior, clear the room and remove yourself from the environment
  • immediately reward his compliance and gaining self control


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Last updated on June 6, 2010