Positive Behavior Strategies Support Plans (PBSPs, PBIPs, EBS)

Autism Positive Behavior Strategies for Educators

In providing an autism treatment plan for educators, Trumpet Behavioral Health uses positive behavior strategies, such as Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs) which are part of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) curriculum. A positive behavior support plan emphasizes positive behavior based on the unique characteristics of students on the autism spectrum. Trumpet Behavioral Health supports this positive approach to modifying the challenging behavior of students with autism.

As a first step in developing positive behavior strategies, the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) completes a functional assessment (FBA, FAA). This information then becomes part of the positive behavior plan and can be used to help:

  • Prevent problem behavior in the child with autism by making changes in the environment and in the way teachers, staff and others interact with the child
  • Teach new strategies and skills to children on the autism spectrum, so that they can meet their needs in appropriate ways
  • Reinforce appropriate behavior on the part of the child with autism, by providing positive rewards and consequences
  • Maintain a consistent environment, so that problem behaviors are eliminated

Each positive behavior support plan takes into account the unique characteristics and needs of each student on the autism spectrum, as well as the specific characteristics, strengths, and resources of each classroom environment.