Behavior Education Program (BEP)
The Behavior Education Program, or BEP, is a targeted group intervention particularly effective for students whose function of behavior is based on getting adult attention. In each case the student is matched up with a positive and supportive adult with whom the student seems to have a good relationship. The student checks in with this adult at the beginning of the day for some brief goal-setting and then checks out at the end of the day with the same adult to de-brief successes and challenges.
As the student travels through his/her day, they carry a card or have some other mechanism for teachers to record ratings based on specific objectives. For instance, the teacher might be recording a rating specifically on how successful the student was in participating appropriately in class if the intervention is focused on decreasing disruptive or calling out behavior.
The behavior education protocol ensures the student will have the opportunity to receive immediate feedback from teachers, from a respected adult and from parents, since the daily progress report goes home daily for parent signature.