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As you know, a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP or BP) is a written list of strategies and supports for an individual which encourages appropriate behaviors and discourages inappropriate behaviors. A Behavior Intervention Plan is created after a Functional Behavior Assessment is conducted which helps identify the function of the behavior or behaviors. Each behavior will need it's own set of strategies. Once you figure out the function or root cause of the behavior, you can tailor your response (tailor the plan) based on the function of the behavior.  Writing the BIP may take some time and collaboration. It will included a few key parts and extra components based on your school district standards. The BIP should include the child’s name, the specific target behavior, the predicted function (based on your data collection from your FBA), strategies to increase appropriate behaviors, strategies to decrease inappropriate behaviors, materials and supports needed to implement the BIP, and skills to be taught to the student in order for him or her to demonstrate appropriate behaviors. The plan should be written in a way that is helpful to the reader and can clearly indicate to the reader what strategies need to be put in place for the student.

in addition to the main components, consider the following additions to the BIP:

*specific environmental supports that are currently put in place to help the student to be successful
environmental supports that should be put in place to help the student to be successful 
specific preferred items that the child likes and responds well to 

*specific wording that should be used to help the student respond appropriately
*materials that have worked well with the student
*use of a personal schedule or other visual supports
*any additional skills to be taught to the student to help them use or interact with the new behavior supports

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