ABC Chart: Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence

Tool Objective

The Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence (ABC) charts help identify factors that can trigger or reinforce acute behavioural incidents. This information provides basis for developing a plan to help the person with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behaviours that challenge. An illustrative example is included.

Developed by

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (2011) with input from Caroll Drummond, Behaviour Therapist, Surrey Place