ERIC Number: ED439363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
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Positive Behavior Intervention for Emotionally Disturbed Children: The Counselor as Team Leader.
Peterson, Rosemary; Joyce, LaVonne M.
Recognizing the increase in school violence, California recently enacted the Hughes Bill that requires a positive behavioral intervention plan for individuals with exceptional needs. Although special education teachers are required to develop positive behavioral intervention plans, most have not been trained in the skills necessary to develop or implement goals or objectives. This paper describes how to build a positive behavioral plan to bring about lasting positive changes in an individual's behavior. The steps to building a plan are: (1) describe the learner; (2) define the behaviors of concern; (3) conduct an assessment; and (4) develop replacement positive behaviors. The paper argues that teachers who make plans without the collaborative efforts of the counselor may solve the short-term needs of students without teaching lifelong coping and social skills. The skills that teach the child to interact in a positive way at school are skills that can prepare him or her for success in all settings. (JDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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