Maryland Positive Behavior Support Training
Using Data to Assess Progress
Andy’s team worked on a plan to collect data on the challenging behavior that occurred over time and the times that Andy used his social invitation card after the interventions were put in place using a line graph.
You can see from the vertical (or Y-axis) that the number of challenging behaviors that occurred were measured on the left side. On the right side of the graph on this page, you can see the number of social invitations offered.
Days are marked on the horizontal (or X-axis). You can see the baseline period before Andy and his team started the PBS plan compared to the start of the PBS plan on September 28, 2021.
As social invitations increased, the number of challenging behaviors decreased.
Adapted from Freeman, R., Matthews, K., Griggs, P., & Quick, S. (2013). Implementing positive behavior support plans using data-based decision making. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Schiefelbusch Institute for Lifespan Studies.