ERIC Number: ED333657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Young Children with Behavioral Disorders. Working with Behavioral Disorders: CEC Mini-Library.
Zabel, Mary Kay
This booklet reviews the literature and considers applications of Public Law 99-457 (Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments--1986) in developing programs for young children with behavior disorders. The following topics are considered: provisions of the law (states are required to provide a free, appropriate public education to all eligible children, ages 3 to 5, by 1991); intervention services (the law encourages efforts focused on collaboration, prevention, and family-centered services); public awareness campaigns (parents need to be alerted to program availability); developmental therapy (a curriculum model based on the child's current level of performance and behavior rather than chronological age); the engineered or orchestrated classroom (a model focused on creating a"harmonious learning climate"); the psychoeducational model (the security and comfort of a predictable structure and schedule are central); behavior modification (interventions are based on positive reinforcement, timeout, and natural consequences); social skills development (direct instruction is usually most effective with this population); focus on family (family strengths and needs are addressed rather than child deficits); teacher training and professional resources (both general and special educators need more information about behavioral disabilities, strategies that work, and ways of collaborating). Includes 42 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal), Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Developmental Programs, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Educational Methods, Federal Legislation, Interpersonal Competence, Models, Preschool Education, Program Development, Psychoeducational Methods, Publicity, Young Children
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($8.90 each, $72.00 set of nine; members, $6.25 each, $50.00 set; stock no. P341).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986