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Behavior and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Overview

Behavior, Discipline, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Mental Health,
and Social-Emotional Development

Region 3 ESC provides information, technical assistance, support, and professional development to assist districts, campuses, charter schools, and parents in the following areas:

  • Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), also called RtI for Behavior - Services provided in positive behavioral supports in cooperation with a comprehensive, statewide effort to address behavioral issues at three levels:

    • School-wide or universal strategies (Tier 1)

    • Classroom management and selected interventions (Tier 2)

    • Individual or targeted interventions (Tier 3)

  • Technical assistance to assist in effectively managing student behavior in the environment, from the whole campus to the individual student

  • Professional development in emotional and behavioral disorders; functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans; evidence-based behavioral interventions and strategies; RtI for Behavior or Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS); mental health issues, including mental health awareness and suicide prevention; programming and curriculum for social-emotional development; behavior management and programming for specialized behavior classrooms; crisis intervention and prevention strategies; Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI); legal issues related to discipline with students with disabilities, and school climate
  • Collaboration with colleagues and districts in effective programming and managing students with emotional and behavioral challenges

Helpful Links

Tiered Interventions Using Evidence-Based Research (TIER)

TIER is funded by the Texas Education Agency. It focuses on developing and disseminating information about best practices with multitiered systems of support. The goal is to improve the academic and behavioral interventions provided to students in Texas by ensuring that all educators understand and implement evidence-based research strategies within multitiered systems of support. 


The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

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Irene Schultz

Intervention Specialist
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T.J. Young-Burke

Education Specialist