ERIC Number: ED415224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Behavioral Support Project: Skillstreaming through Collaboration.
Supon, Viola; Williams, Bonnie; Clarke, Robert; Craven, Marie
This booklet describes a framework for helping preservice teachers learn and implement behavioral intervention strategies in inclusive classrooms. A partnership of Human Services Consultants and Bloomsburg University taught 19 preservice early childhood and elementary teachers behavioral intervention strategies for mainstreamed students with severe behavior disorders. During week 1, students received orientation, completed a pretest survey, toured buildings and facilities, discussed agency and district policies and rules, received information about target students, and established visitation and conference times. During weeks 2-13, students received one-to-one and/or group support and intervention including behavior modification techniques and proactive strategies to stabilize pupils. They worked collaboratively with the team, developed schedules, and received training. The training focused on behavior management interventions; basic behavior techniques (teamwork, diversity, and ethics); identifying challenging students; teaching social skills; developing self-esteem; helping children handle anger; and meeting student needs in inclusive classrooms. The project produced a manual, a consultant bank of resources, a vehicle for collaboration, and professional development among preservice teachers, inservice teachers, behavioral specialists, and university faculty. This booklet offers training session summaries, behavioral support project sample case studies, and reflections from participants. Nine appendixes include program evaluation; student teacher pretest and posttest questionnaires; behavioral support content-specific questionnaire; oral debriefing report; Behavioral Support Internship syllabus; internship time sheet; release form; and resources. (SM)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mainstreaming, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Behavior, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Bloomsburg Univ., PA.; Human Services Consultants, Bloomsburg, PA.