ERIC Number: ED435162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Interventions for Chronic Behavior Problems. NICHCY Research Brief. RB1.
Kupper, Lisa, Ed.
This paper is designed to help educators understand research findings on promising interventions for students with a history of behavior problems. It reviews programs for preventing such problems from recurring among children and adolescents with chronic antisocial behavior. Findings from the review indicate: (1) assessment of the student's behavior must be linked with interventions that follow the student through different placements; (2) multiple interventions are necessary for improving the behavior of most students; (3) interventions must address not only the problem behavior but a constellation of related behaviors and contributing factors; (4) interventions must be sustained and include specific plans for promoting maintenance over time and generalization; (5) a combination of proactive, corrective, and instructive classroom management strategies is needed; (6) interventions must be developmentally appropriate and address strengths and weaknesses of the individual student and the student's environment; (7) parent education and family therapy are critical components of effective programs for antisocial children; (8) interventions are most effective when provided early in life; (9) interventions should be guided by policies that emphasize positive interventions over punitive ones; and (10) interventions should be fair, consistent, culturally and racially nondiscriminatory, and sensitive to cultural diversity. (Contains 19 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Early Intervention, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Generalization, Intervention, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Positive Reinforcement, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Placement
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
Note: "This Research Brief is a synthesis of information presented in Project FORUM's 'Interim Alternative Educational Settings: Related Research and Program Considerations' (Bear, 1999)." See ED 427 483.