View Cart

Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

Why should I do it:

  • Provides more intensive intervention and monitoring
  • Increases support around student
  • Provides an individualized plan for success
  • Addresses specific issues in a specific manner
  • Involves teachers, support staff, the student, and parents actively
  • Helps teachers to address behaviors and issues consistently across subjects, rooms, sessions, etc

When should I do it:

  • When students exhibit consistent and significant behavior problems that interfere with their learning and/or others in the class
  • When students demonstrate significant emotional difficulties that interfere with learning and/or others, including frustration, anxiety, depression, fear, etc
  • When students demonstrate significant difficulties with organization, motivation, work completion, etc
  • When you have parents that cause children to be consistently late, tardy, or who don’t help or enforce homework routines, etc
  • When students demonstrate any other significant and consistent issues that affect their school experience and learning
  • When students’ parents cause the student any other significant and consistent issues in school or related to school, like academic support, reinforcing good behaviors, etc

How do I do it:

  • Use one or more of the “Data Tracking Forms” below to track information on the student’s behaviors, like frequency, degree, time, patterns, antecedents and consequence, etc
  • After tracking the behaviors, you may or may not choose to perform a Functional Behavior assessment, which takes the behavior data and helps you to analyze it and decide on why the student may be engaging in the behavior
  • After tracking and analyzing the behaviors function, utilize one of the behavior plan forms below to create a plan as to which specific behaviors you will address and what specific interventions and class supports you will provide to address the behaviors. Included in the plan should be a component as to what is expected of the teacher, student, and parent
  • Meet with the student, teachers, parent, and support staff to review the behavior plan, giving copies to everyone and having everyone sign the plan
  • Implement the behavior plan for 2-4 weeks, using a data tracking tool below to track progress, and then meet with the team again (student, teachers, parents, support staff) to review progress and make any necessary changes
  • Regular reviews of the students progress and adjustments to the plan should occur about every month

Resources & Support for technique:
(Items with footnotes link to external websites)


Footnotes:

  1. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. Wayne RESA: Home/School Behavior Plan. [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/home_and_school_behavior_form.doc].
  2. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. RESA Behavior Intervention Plan. [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/beh_inter_plan_format.doc].
  3. Super Teacher Worksheets. Classroom Behavior Plan. [http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/classroom-behavior.html].
  4. Mauro, T. Write Your Own Behavior Plan. [http://specialchildren.about.com/od/specialeducation/qt/behaviorplan.htm].
  5. Utah Personnel Development Center and the Utah State Office of Education. LRBI Forms. [http://www.updc.org/assets/files/resources_by_topic/behavior/fba-bip/LRBI_Forms.pdf].
  6. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). [http://dese.mo.gov/special-education/effective-practices/functional-behavioral-assessment-behavioral-intervention-plans].
  7. Yeager, R. Behavior Management Plan (BMP). [http://www.concordspedpac.org/BMP.htm].
  8. Exceptional Student Services. Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan. [http://staff.harrisonburg.k12.va.us/~sthorpe/index.php?pages_id=11&t=FBA/BIP].
  9. State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Behavior Intervention Plan. [http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Data/StateForms/7b_Behavioral_Intervention_Plan.doc].
  10. Demand Media, Inc. How to Write a Behavior Modification Treatment Plan. [http://www.ehow.com/how_4797620_write-behavior-modification-treatment-plan.html].
  11. Project STAY. Behavior Intervention Plan. [http://www.projectstay.com/pdf/BehaviorInterventionPlan.pdf].
  12. McEvoy, C. Tiers 2 & 3 Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Plan Design. [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/tiers_2__3_fbabpd.ppt].
  13. Webster, J. BIP – A Behavior Intervention Plan How To. [http://specialed.about.com/od/behavioraldocuments/tp/BIPhowtolist.htm].
  14. Webster, J. BIP – What a Behavior Intervention Plan Contains. [http://specialed.about.com/od/behavioraldocuments/a/BIPContent.htm].
  15. Riffel, L. A. Writing Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP) based on Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA): Making Data Based Decisions to Change Behavior. [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=20&ved=0CGMQFjAJOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pbis.org%2Fcommon%2Fpbisresources%2Fpresentations%2Ffba2bip4chicagoriffel.doc&ei=As3uTpvKJsLm0QHIsJ2iCQ&usg=AFQjCNH2W_a0P0FOeJE38BVwE-XroU2RyA].
  16. Peglow, L. BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLAN. [http://empeglow.angelfire.com/DisciplinePlan.pdf].
  17. Bend-La Pine Schools Special Programs Department. Behavior Intervention Plan. [http://www.bend.k12.or.us/education/components/docmgr/download.php?sectiondetailid=3435&fileitem=6088&catfilter=461].
  18. University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Developing Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with ASD. [http://uscm.med.sc.edu/autism_project/Module%208%20Lesson%203.pps].
  19. New Mexico Public Education Department. Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment Developing a Behavioral Intervention Plan. [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=49&ved=0CFgQFjAIOCg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ped.state.nm.us%2Frti%2Fdl10%2FAddressing%2520Student%2520Behavior%2520Guide%25202010.pdf&ei=dhTwTsfvJKf10gHiq7HHDw&usg=AFQjCNHmJEg67fFZGPCOQjqN42m-SxQCIg].
  20. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. Guidelines for Behavior Intervention. [http://www.resa.net/downloads/special_education_guidelines/behavior_intervention.pdf].
  21. Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD. Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD – Behavioral Consultant Forms. [http://www.goisd.org/article_133.php].
  22. Kentucky Department of Education. Behavior Intervention Plan. [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=54&ved=0CDIQFjADODI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.education.ky.gov%2Fnr%2Frdonlyres%2F754f1d78-f3c7-4572-a0a0-7fb1c3ee033e%2F0%2Fbehaviorinterventionplan032409.pdf&ei=CB3wTrLOF-Xc0QHR_8WlCQ&usg=AFQjCNEXqsLGZ74wF2EOeRZi5ssRD6W4XA].
  23. Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area. Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). [http://www.venturacountyselpa.com/Portals/45/usersdata/Behavior/BIP%20Scoring%20Rubrics.pdf].
  24. Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area. Positive Behavior Interventions (PBI) Handbook. [http://www.venturacountyselpa.com/Portals/45/usersdata/Behavior/PBIP/PBI%20Hanbook%20Rev.pdf].
  25. The Colorado Department of Education. Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=67&ved=0CEsQFjAGODw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cde.state.co.us%2Fcdesped%2Fdownload%2Fpdf%2FIEP_Forms%2FBehaviorInterventionPlan.pdf&ei=8CDwTsbjLYXo0QHslp3HCQ&usg=AFQjCNH7gJhA4128u4BA5Ijv-aw8m6yrdA].
  26. New Hanover County Schools. Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP). [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=69&ved=0CFoQFjAIODw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nhcs.k12.nc.us%2Fsped%2FMANUAL%2FPBS-Behavioral%2520Intervention%2520Plan%2520form.doc&ei=8CDwTsbjLYXo0QHslp3HCQ&usg=AFQjCNGVyJDkbYo9o3vqVt3O4JhyoMB14Q].
  27. University of the State of New York. Behavior Intervention Plans. [http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/topicalbriefs/BIP.htm].
  28. Syracuse City School District IDEA Reauthorization Discipline Committee. BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLAN. [http://www.specialed.us/spedforms/FBAplan.pdf].
  29. Ohio Department of Education. OP-2 Behavior Intervention Plan. [http://www.nwoesc.k12.oh.us/filedownload/downloadfile/fileid/85/filenum/0/src/@random5006d2f3c7f3c].
  30. West Allis Milwaukee School District. Example of Completed BIP (OASYS Form) . [http://p3cdn5static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1212649/File/migration/BIPOASYS-Example.pdf].
  31. Amarillo Independent School District. POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLAN. [http://speced.amaisd.org/files/9013/5404/5979/BIP.pdf].
  32. Docstoc. search results for behavior intervention plan. [http://www.docstoc.com/search/behavior%20intervention%20plan?catid=0].
  33. Celmer, S. BIP Worksheet For Behaviors that you Want Reduced. [http://www.stevencelmer.com/downloads/Job%20Aids/BIP%20Worksheet.Reduction.JobAid.pdf].
  34. Celmer, S. BIP Worksheet For Behaviors that you Want Increased. [http://www.stevencelmer.com/downloads/Job%20Aids/BIP%20Worksheet.Increase.JobAid.pdf].
  35. Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Educational Service District. Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=97&ved=0CE0QFjAGOFo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcharemisd.net%2Fspecial_ed%2FSpEd%2520Updated%2520forms%252007-08%2FBehav%2520Intervention%2520Plan.pdf&ei=nirwTti9LYne0QGBjKTHAg&usg=AFQjCNFXEeTBJDM_DnMYno4yJPoOdan8gg].
  36. East Allen County Schools. Direct Behavior Plan.pdf. [http://www.eacs.k12.in.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3123024/File/EastAllenCounty/SpecialServices/FBA/rev2bip.doc].
  37. West, S. (2001). Behavior Intervention Plan Form (BIP). [www.tucsonlinks.org/training/pbismaterials/BIP.pdf].
  38. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. Behavior Review Form. [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/beh_review_form.doc].
  39. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. WEEKLY SCATTERPLOT. [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/weekly_scatterplot_times.doc].
  40. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. . [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/weekly_scatterplot_blank.doc].
  41. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. ABC Log. [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/abc_log.doc].
  42. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. Time Out Log. [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/time_out.doc].
  43. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT INDIVIDUAL DATA SUMMARY. [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/individual_data_summary.xls].
  44. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. Simple Functional Behavior Assessment. [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/simple_fba.doc].
  45. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. Intensive Functional Behavior Assessment. [http://resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/intensive_fba.doc].
  46. Academic Success For All Learners. Functional Behavioral Assessment. [http://www.iseesam.com/teachall/text/behavior/LRBIpdfs/Functional.pdf].
  47. Mauro, T. Functional Behavioral Assessment. [http://specialchildren.about.com/od/fba/g/FBA.htm].
  48. Webster, J. FBA – Identifying Behavior for a Functional Behavior Analysis. [http://specialed.about.com/od/iep/a/definebehavior.htm].
  49. Webster, J. FBA – Functional Behavioral Analysis. [http://specialed.about.com/od/specialedacronyms/g/fbaglossary.htm].
  50. Webster, J. FBA – How to Write a Functional Behavior Analysis. [http://specialed.about.com/od/behavioraldocuments/tp/FBAlist.htm].
  51. Webster, J. Antecedent – – A Specific Meaning for Analyzing Difficult Behaviors. [http://specialed.about.com/od/glossary/g/Antecedent.htm].
  52. State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Functional Behavior Assessment Form. [http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Data/StateForms/7a_Functional_Behavioral_Assessment.doc].
  53. West Allis Milwaukee School District. Example of Completed FBA (OASYS Form) . [http://p3cdn2static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1212649/File/migration/FBAOASYS-Example.pdf].
  54. Modified by Gable, R. A. (1991) from: Cartwright, C. A., & Cartwright, G. P. (1970). Determining the motivational systems of individual children. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2:3, 143-149. Forced-Choice Reinforcement Survey. [http://www.spannj.org/BehavioralPresentation/BehavioralPresentation/Student%20Involvement%20%26%20behavior%20problems/Forced%20Choice%20Reinforcement%20menu/Forced%20Choice%20Reinforcement%20Menu.pdf].