DBR for Communication
DBR as a communication device helps to share information among those key persons in a child's life (e.g. teacher-child, home-school, teacher-teacher).
How can I use a DBR in communication?
It can be easy, once procedures for completing DBR have been put in place (see DBR in Assessment).
  1. Select relevant target behaviors, and then when and how ratings will be completed.
  2. Determine with whom information will be shared, which might include parent(s), teacher, child, and/or counselor.
  3. Establish how often information will be shared, which might be daily or weekly.
  4. Decide if you want to simply provide the information (school-home) or if you want to establish a communication loop (school-home-school).
  5. Don't forget to follow-through as questions arise!
Note. Applications of DBR for communication are often paired with behavior support programs (see DBR for Intervention).

Who can use a DBR for communication?
DBR can be used by anyone involved with the child! Potential benefits of using DBR for communication purposes include that it can:
  • provide immediate and consistent feedback about student behavior
  • foster shared responsibility for student welfare
  • help establish shared behavior goals across settings and persons
  • increase opportunities for positive attention about pro-social behavior

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