book cover for Behavior Doctor Seminars Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level Red Zone Strategies

Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level: Red Zone Strategies


Help students move from the “red zone” to the success zone!

How would you respond to a student who frequently has emotional meltdowns, hits other students, or uses unacceptable language? These and other extremely challenging behaviors are identified as tertiary level or “red zone” by the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model. Laura A. Riffel describes in teacher-friendly terms how to use this model to create an intervention plan to modify disruptive behavior. Research-based and easy-to-use methods for general and special educators, administrators, and counselors include:

  • A data-driven approach to solving problems
  • Techniques and strategies for collecting and analyzing data
  • Methods for teaching replacement behavior
  • Examples that show how to modify consequences

Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary LevelĀ helps teachers develop a better understanding of their impact on students’ behavior and empowers them to make positive changes. Included are success stories, analysis forms, charts, and templates that show teachers how to “mine the data for gold,” create crisis plans, and steer students toward positive behaviors.