Tier 3/Tertiary

  • Tier 3/Tertiary Interventions                    

    Tertiary supports are designed for individual students who are identified as having severe, chronic or pervasive concerns. The goal of Tertiary support is to diminish problem behavior and increase a student’s skills and opportunities for an enhanced quality of life.  A collaborative teaming process is followed when developing and implementing tertiary supports. An individualized comprehensive and developmental approach is utilized in the implementation of Tertiary interventions that are designed to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors of students. Tertiary interventions support is tailored to meet a student’s specific needs and the characteristics and specific circumstances related to the student. Tertiary supports allow teams to vary features of the process to provide the most individualized behavior support possible.

    Tertiary Interventions include:

    Functional Behavioral Assessment/Behavioral Intervention Plan (FBA/BIP):  

    An individualized plan is created specifically for one youth. Information is gathered from multiple sources (including family, community, and relevant school-based adults) based on strengths, skills-deficits, and specific Function of Behavior, to develop a comprehensive Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP). This process is for students with a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP); general education students work through the Behavior Support Plan (BSP) which can be found here.   

    Wraparound (Wrap):

    An identified team facilitator engages a child and their family in developing a unique team to support youth success at home, school and in the community. The facilitator arranges for frequent team meetings to develop, refine, and progress-monitor interventions and supports that address multiple life domains across settings (home, school, community).  Plans include highly individualized interventions and supports designed based on youth strengths and needs (quality of life indicators) identified by youth, family and other team members.

    On this page, implementers will find useful forms/documents to aid in implementation, as well as some examples of implementation from other Buffalo Schools. 


    Need-Based Assessments

    This is an individualized plan for a student that takes into account a multidisciplinary review of all factors contributing to behavior. This may include needs outside of school. The plan is designed to be comprehensive or a student's functioning and needs in all domains of their life.