How does prevention relate to PBIS and RTI?
This same framework for identifying and organizing interventions is the basis of both the Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiatives. These systems are most often graphically displayed in a familiar triangle with horizontal lines breaking the triangle into the three tiers. The base or largest part of the pyramid represents primary level interventions focusing on all students, the smaller midsection represents secondary interventions for at-risk students, and the top of the pyramid is the tertiary level interventions for the most challenging students. The same content is also sometimes displayed graphically in concentric circles. The PBIS and RTI framework provides a foundation for preventing behavior or academic problems at school, as well as providing extra intervention for those who are having difficulties.