Elements of Behavior Support Plans: A Technical Brief

Horner, R. H., Sugai, G., Todd, A. W., & Lewis-Palmer, T. (2000). Elements of Behavior support plans: A technical brief. Exceptionality, 8(3), 205-215

This article reviews features of behavioral support plans that teams should consider as they develop positive, effective responses to problem behavior, including investing in prevention occurrences of problem behavior and developing instructional objectives, avoiding rewarding problem behaviors, rewarding positive behaviors, and knowing what to do in the most difficult situations.


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  • Robert H. Horner
  • Teri Lewis-Palmer
  • George Sugai
  • Anne W. Todd

Prevention Level

  • Tertiary


  • PBS Coaches
  • Specialists
  • Teachers

System Impact

  • Individual Student


  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Mental Health
  • Middle School