Sample Behavior Intervention Plan Goals

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Writing behavior intervention plans is an important job. This lesson offers you some examples of how goals might look, with the goal of helping you create meaningful plans for your students.

Why Behavior Intervention Goals Matter

Are you a special educator or a teacher who works with students who have behavioral difficulties? If so, maybe you're starting to work with behavior intervention plans (BIPs). These plans help you make concrete decisions about what behaviors you are helping your students improve, and why. A good behavior intervention plan also helps you lay out exactly what supports the teacher and school are going to offer to help a student meet his or her goals.

One of the most important parts of the behavior intervention plan is the goals themselves. When you define these goals carefully, you really codify precisely what a student is going to be working on. This helps the child's entire support team to be on the same page in terms of helping the child make progress. It also gives you something concrete to celebrate when the child grows and changes.

There are some important guidelines to think about when writing behavior intervention plan goals. For instance:

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