Behavior Services

TRIAD’s team of experts will assist school personnel who work directly with a student (Pre-k-12th grade) who is engaging in behaviors that are interfering with his or her learning or the learning of others. Team and student goals will focus on building and strengthening skills that foster safety, empowerment, independence, engagement, and inclusion. TRIAD student-specific behavior services provide individualized training opportunities to understand student areas of need and guide teams in utilizing team-collected data to develop individualized plans. Recommendations for improving behavior will use a root cause analysis to identify evidence-based approaches. TRIAD will provide ongoing consultation and coaching until team and student goals are met. Services can continue for as little as one month or up until the end of the current school year.

Participant Requirements
  1. Teams must include the student’s case manager/teacher of record, an administrator (building or district special education), and two or more personnel who are directly responsible for carrying out the student’s behavior intervention plan.
  2. Teams complete one application per student and all team members must have a role in direct or indirect support of the student who is the focus of the team’s work. The onboarding process for this service includes follow-up applications, interviews, surveys, and screening measures prior to enrollment.
  3. All teams will be required to complete online modules, participate in synchronous virtual team meetings/trainings, and collect and share behavior data and student documents with their consultant.
  4. Some teams may engage in remote coaching.
  5. Student and educator consents for video recording, data collection, and document sharing are required. Participating educators must complete a participant agreement. Administrator permission is required for all teams.
Training Topics
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Evidence-based functional approaches to behavior intervention
  • Behavior intervention planning
Coaching Format
  • Coaching will be primarily delivered via Zoom
  • Coaching may occur as often as every week
Online Learning Assignments
  • A series of fifteen minute online modules will assigned for viewing based on team needs and progress through the program.
  • Most modules assigned will be on the TRIAD online learning portal. Specific access information will be provided to teams when necessary.
Proof of Attendance Professional development hours are dependent on the length of the consultation, how many modules are viewed, the number of coaching sessions, and the amount of time spent in consultation with TRIAD.

Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior

TRIAD will provide a series of webinars focused on supporting students engaging in challenging behavior through research-based strategies and learning about proper documentation for the state. All webinar sessions are not required.

TASL credit is available for those who attend all four webinars in this series. 

Participants register for each webinar separately at the links below
Time: 10-11 a.m. (CST)

January 19: An Overview of Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Administrators will learn about the prevalence and contributing factors to common mental health concerns often experienced by students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Evidence-based strategies to address mental health concerns in students with I/DD will be discussed. Finally, administrators will have the opportunity develop a preliminary plan for using TRIAD’s mental health resources within their buildings.


  1. Apply knowledge of common mental health concerns in intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
  2. Evaluate how some evidence-based mental health strategies could be used with students with I/DD in their buildings.
  3. Develop a preliminary plan to use TRIAD’s mental health resources for educators and families.


February 16: A Closer Look at Functional Behavior Assessments

Administrators will familiarize themselves with existing supports and resources relating to determining compliant FBAs. A special focus will include data collection and systematic observation.


  1. Distinguish between baseline data collection options available for a compliant FBA within the state of Tennessee
  2. Critique sample FBA using rubric on data collection metric
  3. Judge sample FBA using rubric regarding systematic observation
  4. Differentiate between existing resources available from TRIAD and TSC to support future learning in creating compliant FBAs within schools

April 20: Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care for Students with Disabilities

Administrators will learn key information about the intersection of trauma and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. TRIAD’s approach to trauma-informed care will be shared and discussed. Finally, administrators will be provided basic trauma-informed care strategies that they can take back to their buildings.


  1. Examine the intersection of trauma and I/DD,
  2. Distinguish TRIAD’s approach to TIC, and
  3. Recommend basic TIC strategies for use with students in schools.

May 18: A Closer Look at Behavior Intervention Plans

Administrators will familiarize themselves with existing supports and resources relating to determining compliant BIPs. A special focus will include replacement behavior goal writing and executing a progress monitoring plan to make decisions.


  1. Examine SMART goals within a BIP
  2. Critique a sample BIP using rubric on replacement behavior
  3. Evaluate a progress monitoring plan to make decisions and adjustments to intervention

Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education, through the Tennessee Technical Assistance Network (TN-TAN) and available at no cost to LEAs in Tennessee.

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