Managing the positive behavior support plan is a crucial component for it to continue to work successfully. From the beginning, all team members agreed to commit to fulfilling the expectations of the PBS process.
- Continue to collect data – I keep a diary of Richie’s daily behavior. If I see him expanding on a skill he’s learned, or trying something new successfully, I document it. If there is a hiccup in his routine and we see any of the old behaviors come back, I document it. If the school sends home a positive note, I document it. This helps me to create a timeline of progress for Richie. It also makes it easier for me to identify any possible reasons for decline in his behavior or progress. I use this form for tracking behavior.
- Review the plan often – I look at the plan often. Especially if Richie is learning new skills that we want to keep track of, or if he’s exhibiting different patterns of behavior. If I feel any changes need to be made, I email other team members to discuss my ideas and ask for their opinions.
- Ensure team members feel supported - I made a lot of useful communication pictures, a conversation book, and other schedule boards that makes Richie’s day-to-day routine easier for him. I shared all this information with his father and the IEP (Individual Education Plan) team. All team members need to know about what’s working for us at home and with others in different settings. We keep the lines of communication open for sharing information and resources. We want to make sure there is consistency in all settings.