Arkansas - Multi-tiered Positive Behavior Supports: Programs and Services (S/D)

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to implement school-wide positive behavioral interventions or tiered frameworks.

Arkansas Administrative Rules 005.15.18-002 Special Education and Related Services

2.00 DEFINITIONS

2.53 POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS

  • Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS) involves the application of behavior analysis to achieve socially important behavior change. PBS occurs (a) at the prevention level for all students in a school; (b) at the strategic intervention level for students who are not responding, from a social-emotional and behavioral perspective, to the prevention level; and (c) at the intensive service or crisis-management level for students who need multi-faceted and/or comprehensive behavioral or mental health services. PBS involves a planned and collaborative school-wide approach with a goal of establishing positive and supportive school environments that teach and reinforce students' prosocial behavior, holding students positively accountable for meeting established behavioral expectations, and maintaining a level of consistency throughout the implementation process. This goal is accomplished by using positive behavioral programs, strategies, and approaches.
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