ERIC Number: ED447626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Do You Know...Parent's Role in Behavior Interventions. Information Brochure, Volume 3, No. 1.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.; Center for Innovations in Special Education, Columbia, MO.
This informational brochure for parents of children with behavior disorders discusses positive behavioral support that focuses on rewarding appropriate behavior, altering environments, and teaching appropriate social, academic, or behavior skills. It explains that functional behavioral assessments can identify triggers of inappropriate behavior and discusses the steps of such an assessment. Parents are provided with the following eight strategies for encouraging appropriate behavior: (1) change the environment by providing a quiet place in the classroom, providing more space, or changing where the child sits in the classroom; (2) appreciate positive behavior through praise, positive comment and sincere affection; (3) make things predictable to ensure children feel secure; (4) give choices whenever possible to avoid power struggles that lead to inappropriate behavior; (5) adapt the curriculum; (6) provide extra support for the child to avoid frustration that could lead to inappropriate behavior; (7) provide extra support for the school staff, such as training and additional time; and (8) monitor improvement. (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Parent Role, Positive Reinforcement, Praise
Center for Innovations in Special Education (CISE); Tel: 800-976-2473 (Toll Free); Tel: 573-884-7275; Relay MO: 800-735-2966 (TDD).
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.; Center for Innovations in Special Education, Columbia, MO.