Breaking Down the DBI Process Questions & Considerations

Breaking Down the DBI Process Questions & Considerations

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  Questions and considerations within the DBI process steps


Data-based individualization (DBI) is a research-based process for individualizing and intensifying interventions through the systematic use of assessment data, validated interventions, and research-based adaptation strategies. The DBI process includes five iterative steps:

  • Step 1: Validated Intervention Program
  • Step 2: Progress Monitoring
  • Step 3: Diagnostic Data
  • Step 4: Intervention Adaptation
  • Step 5: Ongoing Progress Monitoring


This one-page handout provides an overview of the five steps of the DBI process and questions to consider at each step. The handout can be used to introduce DBI or to guide teams as they reflect on DBI implementation.



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