Peer-Mediated Positive Behavior Support Program
Initiative Description: The student PBS plans included a combination of self-monitoring, teacher-peer mediated support, and positive reinforcement including praise and a token economy. Same age peers were used as change agents to mediate these PBS plans that had been designed for 2 male third grade students who were at-risk for social and academic failure.
Study Results: The at-risk students showed immediate, marked improvement in their socially appropriate classroom behavior; treatment gains maintained as reinforcement was thinned.
Reference: Christensen, L., Young, K. R., & Marchant, M. (2004). The Effects of a Peer-Mediated Positive Behavior Support Program on Socially Appropriate Classroom Behavior. Education & Treatment of Children, 27(3), 199–234. Retrieved from https://unco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pbh&AN=15056567&site=ehost-live
Level of Evidence: Good