Maryland Positive Behavior Support Training
Positive Behavior Support at Tiers 2 & 3
Universal strategies do not always work because sometimes the situations that people encounter are more complicated and the strategies needed require more intensive supports.
Organizations that design tier 2 strategies use quality of life, incident reports, and other types of data to monitor the support people receive and intervene as soon as challenges arise. Intervening early before a person’s quality of life is affected or serious challenges escalate can prevent misunderstandings, injuries, and other negative outcomes.
Tier 2 interventions address more minor challenging behavior or situations where more person-centered strategies are needed to improve quality of life. The types of Tier 2 interventions can be organized into four major areas:
- Person-centered & quality of life,
- Social and behavioral supports,
- Emotional wellness, and
- Health and wellness.
- Practice key social and communication skills
- Increase prompts and reinforcers to better support a person
- Work on social skills needed for developing meaningful friendships
- Help a person find work that they enjoy and find fulfilling
- Learn to use a coping strategy for managing strong feelings like anger, fear or frustration
- Focus on a plan for a health or wellness
- Change how a task is completed so that it is easier to understand