What is Positive Behavior Support?
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) refers to a set of research-based, systematic strategies that are intended to decrease problem behaviors by designing effective environments and teaching individuals appropriate social and communication skills. The goal of PBS is to improve quality of life, not only for a child or adult with a disability, but for all of the individuals within their social network. Using positive behavior support strategies, it is possible to understand the function of the problem behavior for an individual as well as teach a replacement behavior that is more desirable. Children with and without disabilities can benefit from the PBS process across home, school, and community settings.
Watch the videos and read the testimonials to learn how PBS has impacted the quality of life of Kansans across the state. If you are a family member, service provider, or agency, and you have a PBS success story that you would like to share through a video or written testimonial, please contact us. We would appreciate hearing from you!
Linda Broyles, Deputy Director of SEK-CAP, Inc., in Kansas talks about how implementing PBS transformed their early childhood program.