Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

Developing the Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

The team (parents, teachers, social workers, behavior specialists, etc.) develops the BIP after the functional behavior assessment (FBA) is completed. Behavior interventions and strategies should address the results of the FBA. The plan may have multiple objectives and interventions. Types of interventions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Antecedent or preventative interventions
  • Teaching alternative or replacement behaviors
  • Positive reinforcement strategies
  • Planned consequences or behavior reduction techniques
  • Generalization and maintenance strategies
  • Home interventions to support the school-based plan
  • Social skills training and counseling

Once the plan has been developed, an IEP Team can convene if BIP-related modifications to the IEP are necessary, e.g., adding School Social Work service. Persons involved in implementing the BIP should be identified, provided copies of the plan, and trained as needed. The student should be informed of the plan as appropriate.

Monitoring/Reviewing Behavior Intervention Plans

Behavior intervention plans should be regularly monitored throughout the school year to update current behavioral data and the observations of staff involved in implementing the plan. Periodic meetings should be scheduled to review the effectiveness of the BIP and to consider whether any changes are needed in the plan. Behavioral data should be summarized for the meeting participants, and the parents must be invited to participate. The frequency of behavior review meetings should be based on the individual needs of the student. Any changes to the plan should be documented and communicated to all staff involved.