Behavior-Specific Praise: An Effective, Efficient, Low-Intensity Strategy to Support Student Success

Robin Parks Ennis, David James Royer, Kathleen Lynne Lane, Holly M. Menzies, Wendy Peia Oakes, Liane Elizabeth Schellman

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Abstract

Behavior-specific praise (BSP) is a low-intensity strategy that can be used to reinforce appropriate responding in the classroom. BSP occurs when a teacher observes particular student behavior and compliments the student for the appropriate response with the intent that students will continue to engage in the appropriate behavior. In this article, we describe a step-by-step process for using BSP in classrooms with all students, including those at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-139
Number of pages6
JournalBeyond Behavior
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

Keywords

  • behavior-specific praise
  • BSP
  • Ci3T
  • low-intensity strategies
  • management
  • positive behavioral supports
  • School/classroom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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