Positive Behavior Support: Reviewing Behavior Change Plans

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Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Reviewing Behavior Change Plans

Reviewing When You are Rushed

Dad speaking:

It looks like you did a pretty good job, but it's still not perfect.

Daughter speaking:

I'm trying.

Dad speaking:

Keep trying.

Reviewing When You are Upset

Mom speaking:

I'm so irritated with you getting home late.

Let's look at your chore chart. You got the dishes in the dishwasher.

You wiped off the table and you got things put away.

I guess you get the extra time on the computer tonight.

Blaming or Accusing

Dad speaking:

You weren't even trying today. All you managed to do was get the dishes to the sink.

Daughter speaking:

I was going to do the rest of stuff.

Well you need to try harder.

When reviewing behavior change plans:

  1. Check each step of the plan.
  2. Praise positive behaviors.
  3. Give incentives immediately.

Remember to review the plan with your child every day!

The Right Way to Review Behavior Change Plans

Example 1

Mom speaking:

All right. Let's take a look at how you did with your kitchen chart today.

You cleared the table. You wiped off the table good.

You put some of the dishes in the dishwasher, but I'm not able to give you a point for that and it looks like you didn't get the counter cleaned off so you got two out of your four points, but you need three to earn extra time on the computer, but if you really focus on all four things tomorrow, I'm sure you'll get all your points.

Example 2

Dad speaking:

Ok, It's seven o'clock so lets review your homework chart. You showed me all your assignments.

You started at four. You only took one break. You showed me your finished assignments and they were all complete.

That is excellent. I can see you put a lot of effort into your homework today, and you did all four things on the chart, so you're able to stay up an extra 15 minutes.