-Content Expert LaQuita Montgomery
This Support section includes literature related to planning and implementing positive behavior support interventions. It includes articles on single subject and group research and edited texts that summarize evidence-based practices. The articles are organized around the key features of positive behavior support interventions: proactive, teaching, and management strategies.
Although a variety of strategies may be research based, the specific approaches selected should be relevant to needs and preferences of people in need of support, assessments conducted, and settings and circumstances in which strategies will be used. The ultimate value of any support practice is its impact on behavior and quality of life.
- Handbook of Positive Behavior Support - Sailor, Dunlap, Sugai, & Horner (2009). Edited book with chapters on early childhood, family, and community PBS - as well as school-wide (for purchase).
- Positive Behavior Support for Individuals with Behavior Challenges - Hieneman (2015). Brief article describing individualized PBS process with case illustration in Behavior Analysis in Practice (free).
- Positive Behavior Support for People with Developmental Disabilities: A Research Synthesis - Carr, Horner, Turnbull, and colleagues (1999). A book that is a meta analysis of the research in positive behavior support and includes recommendations for future research (free).
- Supporting Positive Practices and People with Challenging Behavior - TASH Connections (2006). Special issue covering wide range of PBS topics, including policy, training, intervention, and caregiver support.
- Toward a Technology of “Nonaversive” Behavioral Support - Horner et al. (1990). Seminal article defining the defining characteristics of PBS (free).
- A family-centered positive behavior support approach to the amelioration of food refusal behavior: An empirical case study - Binnendyk, L., & Lucyshyn, J. M. (2009). A parent training strategy using positive behavior support is described for increasing the amount of food eating by a young child diagnosed with autism (free).
- Designing and Evaluating Assessment-Based Interventions to Reduce Stereotypy Among Adults with Autism in a Community Job - Reid, D. Hl, Parson, M. B., & Lattimore, L. P. (2010). An example where functional analysis and positive behavior support interventions resulted in increased work behaviors for adults diagnosed with autism (free).
- Functional Communication Training to Reduce Challenging Behavior: Maintenance and Applications in New Settings - Durand & Carr (1991). Research article on teaching function communication skills to three children with developmental disabilities (free).