At most schools, there are 1-5% of students for whom Tier 1 and Tier 2 supports have not connected. At Tier 3, these students receive more intensive, individualized support to improve their behavioral and academic outcomes. Tier 3 strategies work for students with developmental disabilities, autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, and students with no diagnostic label at all. Along with individualized and culturally/contextually appropriate strategies, some individuals may need a functional behavior support plan.

Tier 3 foundational systems include:

  • A multi-disciplinary team
  • Behavior support expertise
  • Formal fidelity and outcome data are collected

Tier 3 practices include:

Tier 3 Tools and Resources: 




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