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How do you customize behavior plan templates?

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Behavior plans can be customized according to the student by starting with a template and adding behavior analysis, behavior expectations and rewards. Microsoft Excel can be used to document behavior by customizing an existing template.

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Typically behavior plans come after teachers have collected data related to problem behavior. They can further collect and display data related to such behavior by customizing an Excel spreadsheet as a behavior tracker. Such trackers usually include the student's name, the teacher's name and places for a signature.

To create a template, teachers open Excel and click on the button to open a workbook. They then type in the relevant information in the correct cells. For instance, behavior trackers usually include the behavior, the date it occurred on and interventions. To save the new template, they click the button to create a workbook and click Save As. They can then save the customized template under a new name.

Another way to customize a behavior plan is by including expectations for proper behavior. For instance, teachers can include a checklist of target behaviors. They can include this in the original template or under a separate tab.

Rewards and discipline can also be included in the behavior plan. If there are specific problem behaviors, the teacher can include these and the attendant consequences. If there are lacking behaviors, the teacher can include those and the attendant rewards.

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