Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Recognizing Triggers

Someone requested a post about recognizing triggers with students.  Today, you will find me over at The Organized Classroom Blog with a guest post about ABCs and Functions of Behavior.  This is a start to determining the triggers of behavior.

What are you waiting for??  Head on over to The Organized Classroom Blog now to see what I am talking about... and then come back please for the rest of the post!! :-)

Once you read that post, you can pick up a copy of an ABC chart here.  Go to the middle of the page.  You will find a link to a blank ABC Chart.  I really like this one because it includes a box for putting down a possible function.  There are many other free ones online, but this is my favorite so far.

Triggers are so unique for each child and it takes a lot of taking data, analyzing the data, and trying different things to see what will work for a child.  Once you determine the patterns and the function, you should be able to start making progress with helping a child.

I have some more ideas of how to expand on this in later posts, but leave me a comment with your answer to the following question:

What else do you want to or need to know about triggers?


  1. The link for the ABC chart isn't working for me, but I would love a copy. Is there any chance you could email it to me at Thanks

  2. Can you email it to me too.

  3. I have updated the link. I am not sure why it wasn't working. I am e-mailing it to those of you that have asked for it. If anyone else wants it e-mailed directly, please let me know.


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