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Behavior Modification Program by Mind Map: Behavior Modification Program
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Behavior Modification Program


To help students modify their behavior in a positive way


Defining problem behavior - Discover a baseline collection of data

Develop the Least Restrictive Environment

Principles of Learning: Operant Conditioning

Research/evidence-based techniques

Accountability - Students need to "own" their behavior. Students must understand cause/effect

Consistency - Staff must consistently address behaviors and apply appropriate feedback/consequences to students


Long Term Goals - Creation of a level-system to encourage students to improve behavior. Students receive more and more privileges and rewards when they reach a certain goal or benchmark

Short Term Goals - Reinforce (reward, strengthen) appropriate/positive behavior. Weaken (punish) inappropriate/negative behavior.

Motivation - Find what motivates students to improve behavior

Positive Expectations - Staff needs to display positive expectations and expect students to reach their goals. Students must believe in themselves: Staff must exemplify this characteristic

Understand Behavior

Functional Behavior Assessment

The Supportive Teacher

Calm, not overly emotional

Caring, compassionate, empathetic


Overt expectations of success

Address Behavior

Identify triggers

Determine function of behavior