Use of DBR in individualized intervention

Iovannone, R., & Briesch, A. M. (2016). Use of DBR in individualized intervention.  In A. M. Briesch, S. M. Chafouleas and T. C. Riley-Tillman (Eds.), Direct behavior rating: Linking assessment, communication, and intervention.  New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Grounded in state-of-the-art research, this practical guide comprehensively shows how to harness the potential of direct behavior rating (DBR) as a tool for assessment, intervention, and communication in schools. DBR can be used rapidly and efficiently in PreK-12 classrooms to support positive behavior and promote self-management. The authors and contributors provide concrete examples of ways to implement DBR strategies within multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). The evidence base supporting each strategy is reviewed. More than 30 reproducible checklists and forms include step-by-step implementation blueprints, daily report cards, and more.


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Prevention Level

  • Tertiary


  • PBS Coaches
  • Specialists

System Impact

  • Individual Student


  • RtI
  • Systems