Module 5: Developing Appropriate Definitions of Problem Behaviors
Data System Referral Form Referral Process Establishing a Data-based Decision-making System Definitions
3 Appropriate Definitions of Problem Behaviors What one teacher may consider disrespectful, may not be disrespectful to another teacher. For that reason, problem behaviors must be operationally defined.
4 Appropriate Definitions of Problem Behaviors Clear set of definitions for all categories on the office discipline referral form exists and is in line with the SWIS III definitions Once behaviors are defined, all faculty, staff, administration, students and families will need to be trained on the definitions
5 Definitions of Problem Behaviors All problem behaviors are covered and none of the definitions overlap Consistent definitions make data collection much more accurate and reliable The addition of minor problem behaviors assists in the summary of minor infractions
6 SWIS III Compatible Definitions A complete list of problem behaviors, as well as, locations, possible motivations, others involved, and administrative decisions are all operationally defined on the SWIS web-site (www.swis.org)
7 Reflection Questions Answer these questions about your SW-PBS team: 1.Are all terms on your discipline referral defined? 2.Did you get faculty input on the definitions? 3.Do you need to review and revise any definitions of problem behavior? If yes, which ones? 4.Do the faculty know and consistently use the definitions? If no, how can your team review the definitions with the faculty?
8 Congratulations! You have completed Florida's PBS Project School-wide Positive Behavior Support Module 5: Developing Appropriate Definitions of Problem Behavior. If you would like a certificate of completion please print this page. We hope that you enjoyed the training module!