Tier 2 Behavior Interventions: By the Student, for the Student

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Research suggests that students are more invested in behavior interventions when they are involved in the development process. Tier 2 behavior interventions in a positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) framework can be tailored to embed student involvement and meet individual student needs. The purpose of this article is threefold. First, it explores the importance of student involvement throughout the development and implementation of behavior interventions. Second, a case is made for embedding student involvement at the Tier 2 level of support. Finally, suggestions and examples are provided to aid educators and practitioners with improving student involvement in implementing several common Tier 2 interventions. Using this model can empower students to take charge of their own interventions, resulting in more meaningful learning experiences.