Behavior and Social Skills

Click on the titles below to access the associated website.


This site provides information and technical assistance on evidence-based behavioral interventions. The web page has links to presentations, videos, tools, newsletter and other instructional materials.


This site provides a wealth of resources for special education teachers. Under the “Resources” section you can find behavior charts, behavior contracts and behavior intervention plans.


Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi) is funded by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services.This project is designed to help schools develop school wide support systems in reading and behavior.The MiBLSi model is an integrated multi-tiered model of behavior and reading support. The website offers a video library and collection of presentations to help educators in identifying appropriate (evidence-based) practices that meet student need, evaluation of student outcomes as a result of the practices, and evaluation of the structure to support staff implementation efforts.

Interactive Modules developed by the IRIS Center

The IRIS center at Vanderbilt University has developed several web-based interactive modules that show real classroom application of different behavioral interventions and also provide numerous resources including tools, articles and expert interviews.


This module explores the basic principles of behavior and the importance of discovering the reasons that students engage in problem behavior. The steps to conducting a functional behavioral assessment and developing a behavior plan are described.

This module discusses the importance of establishing a comprehensive classroom behavior management system. It explores the dimensions of the PAR model.

This module neatly complements the first behavior module, encouraging students to create and print rules and procedures for their own classrooms based on the PAR model.

The first in a two-part series, this module discusses problem behavior in terms of the stages of the acting-out cycle and suggests ways to respond to students in the cycle's different phases.

The second in a two-part series, this module describes interventions that can increase initial compliance to teacher requests as well as interventions that can be implemented to decrease disruptive and non-compliant behaviors.