While the number of schools implementing school-wide positive behavior supports
(SWPBS) has increased dramatically, the inclusion of students with severe disabilities in
these efforts remains negligible. This paper describes the evolution of positive behavior
intervention and supports (PBIS) into the SWPBS approach used in many schools today,
highlighting the impact on and inclusion of SWPBS on students with severe disabilities.
In particular, implications for researchers are addressed including the appropriateness,
accessibility and availability of SWPBS for students with severe disabilities, and the
potential of SWPBS to facilitate inclusive schools.
Kurth, J. A., & Enyart, M. (2016). Schoolwide positive behavior supports and
students with significant disabilities: Where are we? Research and Practice for
Persons with Severe Disabilities, 41, 216-222. doi:10.1177/1540796916633083
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