Educators, Related Services / Support Staff
Autism, Behavior, Assessment
Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports
The competing behavior model helps the classroom teacher easily identify needed skills to teach and other interventions for children on the spectrum by organizing information collected in the functional behavior assessment into a visual format. The competing behavior model is based on the principle that we must teach children positive alternative behaviors to replace problem behavior, not just attempt to reduce the problem behavior (O’Neill, Horner, Albin, Sprague, Storey, & Newton, 1997).