PBIS for Paraprofessionals

    Positive Behavior Support and the Paraprofessional

    The paraprofessionals' role in positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) can encompass collaboration in all three levels of positive behavior support.

    In the Tier 1 support level of PBIS, the paraprofessional can assist with the following activities:

    • Assist the team in teaching and modeling the 3-5 behavioral expectations
    • Reiterate the rules to students who do not comply
    • Write up office discipline referrals for repeat offenders
    • Assist with data entry of office discipline referral data
    • Pass out recognition slips (gotchas) to students who exhibit excellent examples of the 3-5 behavioral expectations
    • Assist with posters, matrices, and murals depicting the 3-5 behavioral expectations
    • Label appropriate behaviors verbally

    In the Tier 2 support level of PBIS, the paraprofessional can assist with the following activities:

    • Monitor check-in and check-out progress for students in the targeted group range
    • Assist with lunch bunch or other social group education
    • Attend behavior management technique seminars when available
    • Develop relationships with small groups

    In the Tier 3 support level of PBIS, the paraprofessional can assist with the following activities:

    • Collect functional behavior assessment data on individual students
    • Take anecdotal notes on setting events that may precede targeted behaviors
    • Record student teacher rating sheet data with student
    • Complete and respond to home-school correspondence
    • Implement token economy program for appropriate behavior
    • Label appropriate behaviors verbally