ERIC Number: ED436898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Positive Behavioral Support: Strategies for Implementation. Issues in Education. Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
This bulletin, designed for Missouri local education agencies (LEAs), discusses the importance of using the law appropriately when implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act provisions for students with disabilities, and effective strategies for the implementation of positive behavioral supports. Educators are urged to use the following steps when a student demonstrates inappropriate behavior: formulate a collaborative team, define the behavior, identify the circumstances, determine the probable function of the behavior, and develop a hypothesis. Strategies for affecting the behavior are then provided, including: (1) changing the environment, such as providing a study carrel, seating students preferentially, and providing earphones; (2) increasing predictability by implementing a daily schedule, teaching transition behavior, and routinizing the unexpected; (3) implementing more choices; (4) adapting the curriculum; (5) providing more support, such as using peer tutoring and the PALS program; and (6) utilizing positive reinforcement. The differences between behavioral management and positive behavioral support are also explored. (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Peer Teaching, Positive Reinforcement, Student Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship, Teamwork
Division of Special Education, Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Tel: 573-751-0699; Fax: 573-526-4404.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act