Effective Behavior Support: A Systems Approach to Proactive Schoolwide Management


This article describes Effective Behavioral Support, a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to adopt and sustain use of effective processes for all students. Implementation across four major areas of the school system is discussed, including: (1) schoolwide; (2) nonclassroom; (3) classroom, and (4) individual student. A sample individual positive behavioral support plan is included.


Focus on Exceptional Children from Love Publishing


  • Timothy J. Lewis
  • George Sugai

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impacts

  • District Team
  • State Team
  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Systems