PBS Links Related to Families

The links below are intended to help you navigate among the pages related to Families and PBS. The references or source material associated with the references on this website do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by APBS.

Examples of PBS Plans

Click here to learn about Aaron's Story

Click here to learn about Hannah's PBS plan

Click here to learn about Britney's PBS plan

Click here to learn about Selena's PBS plan

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Research-based Case Study Summaries

The following vignettes come from peer-reviewed research articles or chapters found in the literature related to providing behavior interventions for individuals with challenging behavior. These summaries are intended to provide ideas for validated intervention strategies that are implemented in the field. While these vignettes are helpful in learning more about positive behavior support and behavior intervention strategies, they are only intended to be examples. All PBS plans should start with person-centered planning and functional behavioral assessment. The functional behavioral assessment is used to identify interventions that are based on the function maintaining the behavior and that are individualized for the person receiving support. Please gather valuable information from these vignettes, while being cautious not to over-generalize to all individuals who engage in challenging behavior.

Intervention Case Study 1

  • Clarke, S., Dunlap, G., and Vaughn, B. (1999). Family-centered, assessment-based intervention to improve behavior during an early morning routine. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 1, 235-241.

Intervention Case Study 2

  • Vaughn, B.J., Wilson, D., and Dunlap, G. (2002). Family-centered intervention to resolve problem behaviors in a fast food restaurant: A case example. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 4, 38-45.

Intervention Case Study 3

  • Mirenda, P., MacGregor, T., and Kelly-Keough, S. Teaching communication skills for behavioral support in the context of family life. In J.M. Lucyshyn, G. Dunlap, and R.W. Albin (Eds.), Families and positive behavior support: Addressing problem behavior in family contexts (pp.185-207). Baltimore: Brookes.

Intervention Case Study 4

  • Vaughn B.J., Dunlap, G., Fox, L., Clarke, S., and Bucy, M. (1997). Parent-professional partnership in behavioral support: A case study of community-based intervention. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 22, 185-197.

Intervention Case Study 5

  • Fox, L., Vaughn B.J., Dunlap, G., and Bucy, M. (1997). Parent-professional partnership in behavioral support: A quantitative analysis of one family's experience. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 22, 198-207.

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Useful Links

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