To accurately observe and understand a child’s challenging behavior and what environmental factors are triggering and maintaining it, school providers and educators need to understand how to utilize the Behavior Pathway. Within the continuum of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), the Behavior Pathway is used as an intensive Tier-3 evidenced-based practice and tool. This professional learning series will enable you to define a child’s problem behavior so that any school provider who works with that child can clearly observe and measure that behavior. Participants will also learn how to observe and figure out what environmental factors are triggering, maintaining and/or reinforcing the problem behavior and, to understand what is motivating the child to continue performing that behavior. It is strongly encouraged that Participants attend and participate in all the subsequent modules of Introduction to the Behavior Pathway and the follow up series the Competing Behavior Pathway.
Participants will learn about how to identify the different elements of the Behavior Pathway. and the interrelationships between the elements. Participants will also learn about how these interrelationships result in identifying the Function or Motivation of the problem behavior. The Function or students need is utilized to select high leverage behavioral strategies..