ERIC Number: ED430371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Positive Behavioral Support.
Research Connections in Special Education, n4 Win 1998
This paper presents a synthesis of the research on positive behavioral support (PBS) for students with challenging behaviors. PBS is a long-term approach to reducing the inappropriate behavior, teaching a more appropriate behavior, and providing the contextual supports necessary for successful outcomes. It notes that the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act require both a functional behavioral assessment and consideration of PBS to address challenging behavior. Overall, research is reported that shows that when PBS strategies are implemented schoolwide, children with and without disabilities benefit. Specific research reports are summarized and their key recommendations outlined. These studies support the implementation of PBS goals with guidelines such as alter the student's environment; provide schoolwide support; develop post-behavioral expectations in every classroom; use a cognitive-behavioral time-out strategy; implement specific positive supports for individual students; conduct functional assessments; understand cultural influences on behavior; work with families; and use technology to disseminate information. A contact list for authors of the summarized reports is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
ERIC/OSEP Special Project, ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589; Tel: 703-620-3660; Tel: 703-264-9449 (TTY).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997