Teleconference on Program-Wide PBS: The Pyramid Model

Lise Fox and Mary Louise Hemmeter
May, 2009

What is program-wide PBS (Positive Behavior Support) for early childhood? Is it different from the school-wide PBIS effort that is being implemented across the nation? How is it related to the adoption of the Pyramid Model? This web and teleconference event included an on-line presentation and teleconference question and answer discussion about program-wide adoption of the Pyramid Model and its relationship to PBS.


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Additional Readings

  • Benedict, E. A., Horner, R. H., Squires, J.  (2007). Assessment and implementation of positive behavior support in preschools. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 27, 174-192.
  • Fox, L., Dunlap, G., Hemmeter, M.L., Joseph, G.E., & Strain, P.S. (2003). The teaching pyramid: A model for supporting social competence and preventing challenging behavior in young children. Young Children, 58, 48-52.
  • Fox, L., & Hemmeter, M. L. (2009).  A Program-Wide Model for Supporting Social Emotional Development and Addressing Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood Settings. In W. Sailor, G. Dunlap, G. Sugai, and R. Horner (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Behavior Support (pp.177-202).  New York: Springer.
  • Fox, L. & Little, N. (2001). Starting early: School-wide behavior support in a community preschool. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 3, 251-254.
  • Hemmeter, M.L., Fox, L., Jack, S., Broyles, L., & Doubet, S.  (2007). A program-wide model of positive behavior support in early childhood settings.  Journal of Early Intervention, 29, 337-355.
  • Hemmeter, M. L., Ostrosky, M., & Fox, L.  (2006).  Social and emotional foundations for early learning:  A conceptual model for intervention.  School Psychology Review, 35(4), 583-601.
  • Fox, L., & Lentini, R. H.  (2006). You got it!: Teaching social and emotional skills.  Young Children, 61(6), 36-42.
  • Fox, L., & Clarke, S.  (2006).  Aggression?  Using positive behavior support to address challenging behavior.  Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series, 8, 42-56.
  • Hemmeter, M. L., Fox, L., & Doubet, S. (2006). Together we can: An early childhood center’s program wide approach to addressing challenging behavior. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series, 8, 1-14
  • Stormont, M., Lewis, T.J., & Beckner, R. (2005).  Positive behavior support systems: Applying key features in preschool settings.  Teaching Exceptional Children, 37 (July/August), 42-49.