Behavioral Intervention Plan
(BIP) is being created in response to exhibited persistent and/or severe behavior that 1) interferes with the student’s learning or the learning of others and 2) warrants interventions to positively redirect the targeted behavior. This BIP identifies the type and cause of the behavior, the replacement behavior, positive interventions and support to reinforce the replacement behavior, and appropriate consequences. The plan defines a how the student will be taught the skills needed for behavior modification, and provisions for monitoring progress and crisis management.
Problem Behavior (As described in FBA):
Is this behavior a:
__Performance Deficit—is student able to perform the expected behavior?
__work is too hard
not enough practice
__not enough help
__not generalized skill
__Lacks ability to perform expected behavior
__needs practice or modeling
__Requires more structure
__Cannot apply across settings
__to request assistance
__to request a break
__to indicate a need
__to indicate frustration
FUNCTION (cause) of the Behavior:
What purpose does the identified behavior(s) seem to serve for the child?
_____Avoid a demand or request
_____Avoid an activity
_____Avoid a person
_____Escape the school
_____Automatic sensory stimulation
_____Gain adult attention
_____Gain peer attention
_____Get sent to a preferred adult
Gain Desired Item______
_____Get desired item/activity/area
The function of the behavior is to
How can the environment or circumstances that trigger the behavior (or the result of it) be adjusted?
What changes in the curriculum and/or instructional strategies will be helpful, and who will make it happen?
3. Other Strategies or Positive Supports (including school personnel, peers, or family)
Desired Replacement Behavior
What behavior will be taught to replace the targeted behavior? How will it be taught/re-taught/reinforced, and by who?
Rewards and/or Motivators
How will the student be reinforced so that the replacement behaviors are more motivating than the problem behavior?
What consequences will be implemented for repeated occurrences of the problem behavior?
How will an emergency situation or behavior crisis be handled? (Define possible scenarios, including the use of inschool or out-of-school suspension, or aversive techniques, as appropriate)
Monitoring of Behavior (
How the behavior will be assessed and evaluated):
What data will be collected:
How it will be collected:
Who will collect it: Case Manager, ______________________
Date the plan will be reviewed:
Adapted from the
New Mexico Public Education Department Technical Assistance Manual: Addressing Student Behavior