ERIC Number: ED435155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Positive Behavioral Support for Students with Challenging Behaviors. From the Third CCBD Mini-Library Series, What Works for Children and Youth with E/BD: Linking Yesterday and Today with Tomorrow.
Sugai, George, Ed.; Lewis, Timothy J., Ed.
This monograph is a guide to positive behavioral intervention and support (PBIS) and functional behavioral assessment (FBA) in the special education of students with behavior disorders as emphasized in the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA 97). An introduction explains that positive behavioral support represents the integration of four key elements: a science of behavior, research-validated and practical interventions, attention to social values, and a systems approach. Individual chapters have the following titles and authors: (1) "Issues in Conducting Functional Assessments Efficiently and Effectively" (Glen Dunlap and Meme Hieneman); (2) "Developing Positive Behavioral Support Systems" (Robert H. Horner and George Sugai); (3) "School-Wide Application of Positive Behavioral Supports" (Ron Nelson and George Sugai); (4) "Effective Behavioral Supports in the Schools: Considerations for District and School-Based Administrators" (Cheryl Hofweber); and (5) "IDEA 97 and FBA/PBIS: Policy and Implementation Guidelines" (H. Rutherford Turnbull, Ann Turnbull, and Brennan Wilcox). (Contains 49 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention, Special Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997