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