Positive behavior support is a behavior management system used to understand what maintains an individual's challenging behavior. People's inappropriate behaviors are difficult to change because they are functional; they serve a purpose for them. These behaviors are supported by reinforcement in the environment. Part of the mission of the Center for Leadership in Disability is to reduce the disparity in access to positive behavior supports. The Positive Behavior Videos and the Brief Behavior Questionnaire and Intervention Plan (BBQuIP) were developed to support this mission.
The Brief Behavior Questionnaire & Intervention Plan (BBQuIP)
is a positive behavior support planning tool developed by Dr. Daniel Crimmins. The BBQuIP allows parents, teachers, and birth to five educators to identify the child’s behavior of concerns, the behavior triggers, and the ways in which the adults responses to the child may be contributing to the behavior. The BBQuIP is available in paper and online format. CLD faculty and staff provide training on the BBQuIP on request. Contact Emily Graybill for training requests.
The online versions of the BBQuIP can be found at:
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The Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support (GAPBS) is a network of the national Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS; apbs.org). The purpose of the GAPBS network is to increase the visibility of positive behavior support in our state. The network aims to provide a collaborative statewide effort to disseminate positive behavior support practices.
The GSU-CLD Positive Behavior Support Team develops and delivers the Positive Behavior Visual Support training series, which offers web-based and live training modules – such as Family Coaching-Pyramid Model, Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI), and Tier III: Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors Training (Tier III Training)] – and provides ongoing training and technical assistance for the Master Cadres in the five Statewide Systemic Improvement Plan (SIPP) districts as well as for three newly targeted SIPP health districts.
The five SIPP Districts include: Columbus, Coastal, Gwinnett, Dalton, and Dublin.
The three newly targeted SIPP Districts include: Cobb-Douglas, Fulton, and Dekalb.
Areas Of Focus
School-Based PBS Online Training Modules
We are proud to present 8 webinars and related resources regarding school-based PBS. Each webinar has corresponding quizzes, and you can see more about the structure of the training package in the instructions document.
1) Open “FBA-BIP Webinars, Materials, and Instructions” folder.
2) For each module:
- Complete Pre-Test prior to viewing webinar
- Print all documents in "To be printed" folder
- Optional- Print the "Printable Presentation" document for note-taking
- View the webinar and complete "Process Packet" as you view the webinar
- Complete the Post-Test after viewing the webinar
Online Training for Educators and Parents
This resource is designed to guide educators and parents through the functional behavioral assessment/behavior intervention planing process.
The Positive Behavior Videos:
- Increase access to positive behavior support resources
- Increase knowledge of functional behavioral assessment and behavior intervention plan process
The resource includes the BBQuIP, eight videos describing the FBA/BIP process, and content and websites that further describe positive behavior supports. The Positive Behavior Videos are free and available for all to use and can be found here: Positive Behavior Videos
We hope you find these resources useful. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Two Training Options
Faculty and staff at the CLD provide two models of training on positive behavior support in schools.
- One-time training providing an overview of the positive behavior support framework.
- Onsite support that spans across several months to the entire academic year.
CLD has several contracts with school systems across the state using the more intensive model of training.
Contact us to see what will best fit your needs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Upcoming Webinar Sessions Here!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the webinar.
The Parent Academy is free and includes skill-building content, hands-on activities, discussions, and peer-to-peer support. This initiative is funded by the Georgia Department of Public Health (GaDPH)
- Understanding your child's behavior
- Preventing challenging behaviors during daily routines
- Teaching your child new communication and life skills
- Creating and using visual supports
Each session meets for 2 hours, once per week, for 5 weeks. The group is for parents/caregivers only and children do not need to attend.
To learn about upcoming dates and locations please contact Gereen Francis at email@example.com.