6. Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)

Component Purpose

The Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is used to guide development of a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) to increase pro-social behavior and decrease problem behavior. Unlike more typical single-dimension interventions that focus on reactive, consequence manipulations (e.g., time-out, behavioral contracts), behavior support plans that are based on FBAs consider intervention components that are focused on instruction, prevention and reinforcement (Sugai, et al, 1999). A Behavior Intervention Plan defines how an education setting will be changed to improve the behavioral success of the student.

The resources on this page are intended to supplement regional MO SW-PBS Training with a Tier  3 Consultant.

Component Outcomes

  • Identify key components of a Behavior Intervention Plan
  • Develop a competing pathway based on the results of a Functional Behavior Assessment in order to…
    • Prevent problem behavior
    • Teach appropriate behaviors
    • Recognize appropriate behavior
    • Prevent reinforcement of problem behavior
  • Develop appropriate observable and measurable behavioral goals
  • Determine method for efficient data collection to guide decision making throughout the process

Workbook Chapter

Tier 3 Workbook Ch. 6: Behavior Intervention Plans (2016)



T3 Ch. 6_Behavior Intervention Plan Social Validity Survey for Teachers (2016)

T3 Ch. 6_Menu of Function-Based Options for Behavior Intervention Planning (2016)

T3 Ch. 6_BIP Implementation Review Form (2016)

T3 Ch. 6_Behavior Intervention Plan Template (2016)


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