Responsive Instruction uses a variety of techniques to provide individualized support for each student. By secure electronic upload or mailing of student records, conference calls, video conferencing, and onsite visits, Responsive Instruction offers personalized support and services to meet your specific needs.
The supports for behavioral needs can be varied and somewhat controversial. Responsive Instruction uses the RI Elegant Approach that is comprehensive, concise and addresses all areas related to the behavioral need in a blended and targeted plan. The RI Elegant Approach is a multidisciplinary approach combining the expertise from the fields of speech-language, academics, occupational therapy, psycho-education and behavior. See more about the RI Elegant Approach and RI Plan C.
Generally when looking at behavioral needs, the comprehensive RI Elegant Approach to Behavioral Supports (listed below) would be recommended. In some situations by client request, more limited behavioral assistance may be provided for the short term or in special cases.
Personalized Consultation

Estimated time: Varies (Minimum 1 hour) *
Speak with a Responsive Instruction consultant to clarify needs or ask questions about behavior supports. This may include:

  • Answer questions regarding student's current BIP (Behavior Intervention Plan) and/or PBS options (Positive Behavior Supports)

  • Review of student's current FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment)

  • Review of records of student's behavior (i.e. teacher reports, disciplinary reports, etc.) to date

  • Discuss RTI records and data

  • Discuss additional positive behavior supports options

RI Elegant Approach to Behavioral Supports

Estimated time: Varies based on needs and complexity (Minimum of 20 hours) *

  • Comprehensive review of records, including all academically related information

  • Interviews with teachers, parents, and student, if applicable, throughout process

  • Includes RI Elegant FBA and RI Plan C

  • Adjustments in assessment and/or data collection as needed

  • Review of reports, including sensory integration, executive functioning, speech-language, etc.

  • Remote consultation at IEP meeting

  • Facilitate coordination with primary service providers

RI Elegant FBA

Estimated time: Varies based on needs and complexity
(Minimum of 10 hours) *

Review of indicators of behavioral needs as indicated by:

  • Identification of target behaviors

  • Review of current behavioral and other assessments aimed at addressing the student's needs

    • consultation with school, parent and/or student

    • review of current Behavior Intervention Plan, if applicable

    • review of academic progress and performance

  • Observation

  • Formal assessments

  • Data collection

  • Identification of need for additional evaluations, if needed

  • Complete DETAILS Analysis

RI Elegant Plan C

Estimated time: Varies based on needs and complexity
(Minimum of 8 hours) *
Analysis of FBA and/or other data as designed by various sources (RI Elegant Approach, classroom data, etc.)  with consultation or direct IEP involvement to adjust the IEP services and/or the Behavior Intervention Plan
Positive Behavior Supports Coaching/ Training

Estimated time: Varies *
Coaching and/or training of teachers/staff/parents to implement recommended positive behavior support strategies and or RI Elegant Plan C.  This may include:

  • Classroom organization and routines

  • Visual schedules

  • Personalized sensory integration support

  • Self-regulation/ Self-monitoring

  • Scripts and social stories

  • Reinforcement strategies

  • Structured breaks

* The services listed above vary in complexity and time required to address your specific needs. An explanation is provided by each service with an estimated time for completion. Responsive Instruction services are personalized to each client’s needs and may vary in the time required by one or both of the RI consultants.

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