Secondary Interventions

For those students within a school or classroom whose challenging behaviour cannot be addressed by whole school support strategies alone additional systems need to be put in place. This involves gaining a clear understanding of the specific needs, behaviours, motivators and triggers for each student within this group – student profiles. From these can be developed individual learning plans and positive behaviour support plans, again one for each child in the group.

As for whole school support systems, consistency is essential for the success of these support strategies, both for teaching staff and students. The use of profile and plan templates, for example, helps stabilise and structure the process for teachers. Also, documenting trials and successes in this way can lead to identifying specific strategies that may be effective for more than one student within the group. This approach benefits students, meanwhile, because it ensures consistency – with casuals and teachers who are new to them, for example, and in the playground or away from their usual classroom.

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Group support strategies for students with challenging behaviour will always have the greatest chance of success if a team approach is adopted from the start. This means a school’s Learning and Support team works together proactively and collaboratively to gather the information they need, create profiles and develop the individual student plans that are right for them.
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Student profiles can help ensure consistency for students with challenging behaviour. Learn more about what to include and find links to templates…
Learning and Support teams should meet regularly to plan for and provide support and assistance to students with additional learning and support needs, and their teachers. Learn more about how to gather the information you need…
Individual Learning Plans are useful for students who may be at-risk due to their behaviour support needs. Read more about what an ILP should do and find links to templates…
Positive Behaviour Support Plans set down a systematic response to a student’s behaviour support needs. Learn more about what a PBSP should aim to achieve and find links to templates…


Student Summary

We have found these examples of student profiles, summaries and questionnaires useful in obtaining relevant background information and assisting with determining students current and long term needs.

Functional Behaviour Assessment

FBA is a broad term that describes methods used to gather information about the functions of a behaviour so that it can be minimised and replaced by a more adaptive behaviour. Good examples of FBAs, social stories and tips.

Risk Assessment Tools

Risk Assessment tools to help identify potential hazards, evaluate the risks, record the findings and includes examples of risk assessments.