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Least Restrictive Behavior Interventions

An Introduction to Utah’s Least Restrictive Behavior Interventions Technical Assistance Manual (LRBI)

The Utah State Board of Education has developed a manual with ideas for schools to use to manage behavior. This manual is called the LRBI (Least Restrictive Behavioral Interventions) Technical Assistance Manual and can be easily accessed on the USBE website by clicking here. The primary purpose of this manual is to provide guidance and information in creating successful behavioral systems and supports within Utah’s public schools for students in preschool through high school.

Most of the laws, rules, and policies apply to all students and are explained first in each section. Those that apply only to some students, usually those with identified disabilities, are addressed in the next section.

This document is a recommended practices technical assistance and a description of required state and federal educational policies/rules for behavior-related services consistent with the IDEA – Public Law 108-446, Utah Code Annotated (UCA), and Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Rules.

Each section of this document contains figures and resource boxes.

These are designed to point out additional resources and provide specific examples or step-by-step instructions for designing and implementing particular behavioral supports across multiple evels of both school systems and students’ needs.

HOW CAN THIS MANUAL HELP PARENTS?

This manual was written to assist school personnel, but this information can help parents as well. If you are familiar with the interventions outlined in this book, you can work more effectively with your student’s teacher to solve problems. Also, many of these interventions can be adapted to the home environment as well. For some children, consistency between home and school can help them manage difficult behaviors.

Understanding the crisis cycle can keep you from using inflammatory practices when your child is highly escalated. It can also help you know when the best time to address problems afterward. Using precision requests as are often used in the classroom, helps you as a parent from yelling and repeating requests numerous times. Check this website for information on these two elements from the LRBI manual.

SECTIONS FOUND IN THE MANUAL :

  • STATE & FEDERAL LAWS, RULES, & POLICIES RELATED TO STUDENT CONDUCT
  • EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS RESEARCH ON SAFE & SUCCESSFUL SCHOOLS 19 FOR ALL STUDENTS
  • EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
  • DATA-BASED DECISION MAKING
  • INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR CHANGE
  • DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES
  • CRISIS MANAGEMENT
  • RESPONSIBILITIES
  • INTERVENTION PROCEDURES: OVERVIEW & SELECTION
  • EMERGENCY SAFETY INTERVENTIONS
  • ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
  • DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES (§300.530)
  • ADDITIONAL TRAINING RESOURCES
  • SUPPORTING RESEARCH & REFERENCES
  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
  • GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Behavior Intervention Plan

This individualized plan focuses on positive behavioral supports to teach and reinforce appropriate behavior skills.

Seclusion and Restraint

Do you have questions about whether or how your student can with a disability can be secluded or restrained at school?

Working with Professionals

What can you do if your child’s behavior is causing problems at school?

Positive Behavior Interventions

Did you know that research has shown that punishment is not an effective way to change behavior?

Manifest Determination

What happens if a child with a disability has violated a school’s code of conduct and has been suspended?

Functional Behavior Assessments

Why is a student exhibiting challenging behavior at school?

We at the Utah Parent Center hope this information will be helpful to you in understanding your child’s behavior and assist you in working with school professionals. Be sure to access our website www.utahparentcenter.org to review our resources. If you have concerns or questions, please give us a call and speak with one of our knowledgeable parent consultants.

230 West 200 South, Suite 1101 Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801.272.1051
Toll-Free in Utah: 1.800.468.1160
Email: info@utahparentcenter.org

This page was funded by a grant from Interagency Outreach Training Initiative at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities.