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Behavior Intervention Plans in Connecticut

A behavior intervention plan uses the data collected in a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) to create a plan for changing a student’s behavior. Students who are eligible for special education will have their BIP implemented into their individualized education plan (IEP). While there is not much of a format for BIPs provided by the IDEA, it is recommended that a BIP includes overall goals, interventions used to change the behavior, the individuals tasked with implementing the plan, and the proposed timeline for the plan. Some of the most common elements assessed in BIPs are:

  • Student’s identifying information
  • Target behaviors and goals
  • Function of behavior
  • Desired replacement behaviors
  • Intervention strategies
  • Environmental changes
  • Person responsible
  • Monitoring progress and evaluation methods
  • Other common elements that are less prevalent

Read more about these elements and review a behavior intervention plan model form here: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/sde/publications/edguide/behaviorinterventionplanandmodelform.pdf

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