Prevent-Teach-Reinforce:  A school-based model of individualized positive behavior support

Dunlap, G., Iovannone, R., Kincaid, D., Wilson, K., Christiansen, K., Strain, P. & English, C., (2010).  Prevent-Teach-Reinforce:  A school-based model of individualized positive behavior support.  Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes

Solve serious behavior challenges in K-8 classrooms with this easy-to-use book, the first practical guide to the research-proven Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model. Developed by some of the most respected authorities on positive behavior support, this innovative model gives school-based teams a five-step plan for reducing problems unresolved by typical behavior management strategies. With this thorough blueprint for PTR, education professionals will learn how to prevent behavior problems by adjusting the curriculum and environment; teach proactive communication skills; and reinforce prosocial behavior and academic achievement. Chapters of this book include: (1) Introduction to PTR; (2) Teaming; (3) Goal Setting and Data Collection; (4) Functional Behavior Assessment; (5) Behavior Intervention Plan; and (6) Evaluation. A list of references and an index are included.


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Prevention Levels

  • Primary
  • Secondary


  • Administrators
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams
  • Specialists
  • Teachers

System Impacts

  • Classroom Level
  • Individual Student
  • Non-Classroom


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School