A structured program that teach participants the skills to evaluate and manage behaviors that disrupt classroom instruction, the teachers often address the problem by manipulating events that follow the misbehavior (e.g., verbal reprimands, isolation, detention, suspension).

Participants will learn acceptable replacement behaviors (i.e., behaviors that are expected and appropriate for the circumstances.) The student may respond to the consequences for the moment, but in many instances, what has been absent is a method for determining “why” the student misbehaved in the first place. Today, there is good reason to believe that the success of classroom behavior interventions hinges on identifying the likely causes and purposes of problem behavior, as well as finding ways to teach and promote appropriate replacement behaviors that serve the same “functions” as the inappropriate behaviors.