IDEA, Positive Behavioral Supports, and School Safety


A five-part article describes and analyzes the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and a behavioral intervention technique called "positive behavioral interventions, supports, and strategies" (PBS). Suggests guidelines for applying PBS within the framework of IDEA, especially as it applies to discipline of students covered by the Act.


Journal of Law and Education


  • Wayne Sailor
  • Rud Turnbull
  • Ann P. Turnbull
  • Donna Wickham
  • B. L. Wilcox

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • Specialists

System Impacts

  • District Team
  • Whole School


  • Systems