ERIC Number: ED432082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Behavioral Interventions in Schools: Guidelines for Development of District Policies for Students with Disabilities.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
This document is designed to provide guidance to Illinois school administrators on positive behavioral interventions with students with disabilities. It begins with a description of the Illinois statute addressing behavioral interventions and then provides information on district policy guidelines on establishing and maintaining a committee to develop policies and procedures for students with disabilities who require behavioral interventions. The statute requires that the policies and procedures include the following components: (1) emphasis on positive interventions; (2) procedures and methods consistent with generally accepted practice in the field of behavioral interventions; (3) criteria for determining when a students with disabilities requires a behavioral intervention plan; (4) procedures for developing a behavioral intervention plan and its inclusion in the Individualized Education Program; (5) procedures for monitoring the use of restrictive behavioral interventions; (6) provision for staff training and professional development; and (7) provisions for parent involvement and assurance of due process rights including parent notification and the right to appeal. The document provides a detailed description of these components in separate sections. Appendices include Illinois statutes, sample forms, position statements from advocacy/professional groups, a glossary of selected terms, a list of selected readings, and a list of the members of the Behavioral Interventions Taskforce. (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Intervention, Parent Role, Policy Formation, Professional Development, School Districts, State Regulation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois