The SELPA offers a wide variety of information and training for school personnel in developing strategies to support their students with behavioral needs. SELPA Program Specialists consult on a wide variety of topics in this area. There are a number of resources, including behavior planning forms. In addition, the SELPA sponsors professional learning opportunities, both SELPA wide and on a district basis. Please contact the SELPA for further information.
The BIP is used when a plan is needed to address a behavior that is interfering with a student's learning or the learning of peers. The plan focuses on teaching replacement behavior(s) that meets the student's need in a more acceptable manner.
To determine why a student is engaging in problematic behavior that interferes with learning, an assessment is conducted. The results of that assessment are reported on this SELPA form. The results of a functional assessment form the basis of a BIP.
Questions about the behavior planning forms should be directed to Suzanne Merideth, firstname.lastname@example.org, (707) 524-2758.