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ERIC Number: ED435162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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.