ERIC Number: ED365076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May-8
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-Crisis Intervention Strategies for Reducing Unacceptable Behaviors by Exceptional Students in a Public Elementary School.
Levine-Brown, Linda S.
This report describes the implementation of a data-based program to reduce unacceptable student behaviors and decrease the number of administrative interventions with 21 students with severe emotional disturbances. A computerized database was developed to track classroom and transportation discipline infractions. Students met monthly to review their individualized, cumulative, computer printout of their discipline record, classroom target behaviors, and general conduct. In addition, students were videotaped monthly during individual and classroom counseling sessions. Parents met tri-monthly for an individualized conference to view their child's video tape and discipline report. A series of parenting workshops was offered to increase basic knowledge of parenting skills. Staff were provided with inservice training in techniques for effective aggression management. Referrals for behavior infractions to the administration were reduced by 75 percent during the practicum period. Parents and educators were enthusiastic about the training workshops. Extensive appendices include a behavior management plan, database entry forms, videotaping record form, parent permission form, staff questionnaires, and parent questionnaires. (Contains 36 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Bus Transportation, Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Counseling Services, Databases, Discipline Problems, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Emotional Disturbances, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Parent Education, Public Service, Referral, Resource Teachers, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.