New Behavior Team Member Orientation Glossary

ISRC Behavior Team –
Glossary of Terms
BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan
Data driven decision making
FBA – Functional Behavioral
Home/school Team
IEP – Individualized Education
Negative Reinforcement
Relevant events that precede a target behavior.
An agreement that teaches and supports replacement
behaviors and decreases or eliminates opportunities
for the student to engage in behavior that hinders
positive academic results
What the student derives from the behavior, not the
punishment that occurred.
Systematically collecting and analyzing various types
of data to guide a range of decisions to help improve
the success of students.
The process of gathering information about a
student’s behavior to determine the need for a
Behavioral Intervention Plan. An approach that
incorporates a variety of techniques and strategies to
diagnose the causes and to identify likely
interventions intended to address problem behavior.
The reason why a student engages in a particular
behavior. The benefit s/he is getting from the
behavior. There are two options: to obtain or to
A small group of stakeholders (including a family
member) interested in and relevant to a child’s
education who meet to discuss and evaluate current
data, supports, and programming.
A plan to address the specific needs of a student with
a disability to appropriate access to general
education, in the least restrictive environment, and .
Promoting positive classroom behaviors by assisting,
modeling, demonstrating, practicing, and rewarding
appropriate behavior
a particular behavior is strengthened by the
consequence of the stopping or avoiding of a negative
PBIS - Positive Behavior
Interventions and Supports
The behavioral component of Response to
Intervention (see RTI).
Peer triad
A group of teachers who observe and provide
feedback to each other several times each month in
order to regularly monitor and improve methods.
A behavior that the student knows how to perform,
but does not consistently do so.
Performance deficit
Positive Reinforcement
Positive support
Replacement behavior
the process of increasing the rate or probability of a
behavior by pairing it with a desirable stimulus
Additional services, strategies, or resources needed to
address needs which are contributing to an
undesirable behavior
weakens a behavior because a negative condition is
introduced or experienced as a consequence of the
A more socially acceptable option to an undesired
action that is to be taught to meet the identified
function of the target behavior.
RTI - Response To Intervention
Is a framework for introducing academic and
behavioral interventions to students. Typically 85-90%
of students respond to Universal Level intervention,
10-15% of students will require Secondary Level
interventions, and 3-5% of students will require
Tertiary Level interventions
Restrictive disciplinary measure -
Consequences for inappropriate behavior which limit
or restrict student’s access to peers, education,
and/or opportunities.
In a BIP professionals must list the consequences as
well as strategies/criteria for their use (detention,
suspension, physical restraint, isolated time out, etc.)
A behavior that a student does not know how to
An observable and measurable action identified for
A brief intervention designed to help teachers
establish clear expectations for engaged academic
behavior and effective transitioning between
Student behavioral change requires adults to Teach,
Model, Prompt, and Reinforce expected behaviors
a system of behavior modification based on the
systematic positive reinforcement of target behavior
by earning objects or symbols that can be exchanged
for other reinforcers.
How a behavior looks (the physical dimension)
The number of times a behavior occurs
The amount of time between the antecedent for the
behavior and the behavior itself
The amount of time a behavior lasts
The force or power of a behavior
Skill deficit
Target behavior
Teacher-student game
Token Economy