Positive Behavior Support Planning: Part 2

Positive Behavior Support Planning: Part 2 

In Part 1 of this series, you learned about the components of behavior and functional behavior assessment. In this course, you will learn how to use that assessment information to shape a positive behavior support plan, or PBSP. You will also learn about considerations for implementing a PBSP.

The goal of this course is to teach QIDPs in IDD settings how to create a positive behavior support plan.


Hours: 2.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

2.25 HOURS

This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-IBC2
Hours: 2.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2026
Learning Objectives:
Explain the basic contents and philosophy of a positive behavior support plan.
Identify considerations involved in implementing a PBSP.
Discuss proactive, preventive strategies for behavior support.
Discuss intervention strategies consistent with a positive approach to behavior support.
Identify effective intervention strategies in specific circumstances.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Creating a PBSP

PBSP Philosophy

Writing a PBSP

Plan Elements

Target and Replacement Behaviors


Fading Plan


Prevention and Interventions

Participation and Approval

Plan for Implementation



Section 3: Support and Interventions

Customizing Strategies

Matching Supports to Needs

Proactive Support Strategies

Replacement Behavior

Teaching Strategies

Rewards and Incentives

Early Intervention

Responding to Challenging Behavior

Restrictive Interventions



Section 4: A PBSP for Patrick

Your Assignment

Meet Patrick

Functional Assessment

Changing Functional Outcomes

Replacement Behavior

Teaching Strategies

Addressing Patrick’s Sleep

Identifying Preventive Strategies

What About Sally?

Addressing Contextual Factors


Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributors




Instructor: Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP
Katy Kunst received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Business Administration from Elon University. She has 14 years of experience serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supporters, including roles as direct support professional, program director, and training facilitator. She has created and facilitated training on topics including non-violent crisis interventions, person-centered planning, cultural competence, quality service delivery, regulatory compliance, and a variety of topics related to IDD services. Disclosure: Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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