Positive Behavior Supports Foundation and Beliefs


All behavior is a form of communication. It is the job of the team to examine what the individual is communicating by his or her own behavior through a variety of authentic and personalized assessments. The process goal is to design a respectful, person-centered plan to engender support, progress and success.


  • When an individual exhibits any adventuresome behavior, there is not something wrong internally with the individual. Instead, impacting factors must be examined including:
    • Communication factors
    • Control and choice-making factors
    • Environmental factors
    • Physiological factors
    • Relationship factors
    • Teaching factors
  • Building positive relationships with professionals and others are essential.
  • Team-building, active listening and problem-solving are essential skills in creating positive behavior supports.

Source: Dr. Patrick Schwarz, www.patrickschwarz.com