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ABC Behaviour Chart

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    Updated:  14 May 2024

Identify triggers for challenging student behaviour by tracking incidents over time using an ABC Behaviour Chart.

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    Years:  1 - 5

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teaching resource

ABC Behaviour Chart

  • Updated

    Updated:  14 May 2024

Identify triggers for challenging student behaviour by tracking incidents over time using an ABC Behaviour Chart.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Years

    Years:  1 - 5

Identify triggers for challenging student behaviour by tracking incidents over time using an ABC Behaviour Chart.

What is An ABC Behaviour Chart? A Quick Refresh

The ABC recording method of data collection refers to the behavioural analysis technique of ‘Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence’. This approach was developed by B.F Skinner, a renowned psychologist.

An ABC Behaviour Chart is a tool used to gather information about a student’s behaviour. ABC stands for Antecedent, Behaviour, and Consequence. The chart helps identify what happens before (Antecedent), during (Behaviour), and after (Consequence) a behaviour occurs. Using this method of behaviour record-keeping is extremely useful in understanding why a student might exhibit challenging behaviours since it provides a place to track specific behavioural incidents over time. Many teachers and behaviour interventionists often use this approach to identify triggers for behaviours and develop strategies for intervention and support.

Track Behaviour Triggers with an Antecedent – Behaviour – Consequence Chart

This printable template is the perfect tool to use when trying to identify what triggers a student’s challenging behaviours. Over time, tracking what happens before, during, and after a behavioural incident will help you determine what triggers the student may have and help you develop new strategies or interventions to prevent those behaviours from reoccurring.

This resource download includes a single, printable ABC behaviour chart to start you on your journey with the ABC Behaviour Recording Method.

Download Your ABC Behaviour Support Template Today!

This resource is available as an easy-to-use Google Slides or PDF Resource file. To get your copy, click the dropdown arrow on the download button to select your preferred file format.


This resource was created by Brittany Collins, a teacher and Teach Starter collaborator.


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