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ERIC Number: ED456607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Here Comes the Judge: Lessons from the Courts on Behavioral Intervention Plans.
Johns, Bev
This paper reviews provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and findings from court cases regarding behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) for students with disabilities. The following eight recommendations are provided for school districts as they strive to implement the behavioral intervention provisions of IDEA and meet the needs of students: (1) when school district personnel are concerned about behaviors exhibited by a student or when the student is exhibiting a pattern of behavior, it is important that the district conduct a multidisciplinary evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services; (2) all behavioral concerns should be documented in writing; (3) Individualized Education Programs should address behavioral concerns of the student; (4) the BIP should be based on the functional assessment of the student; (5) the BIP should be followed by those individuals responsible for implementation, which requires those individuals to have a copy of it; (6) the BIP should be implemented during all parts of the day and in all settings where behavior impedes learning; (7) positive behavioral interventions must be part of the BIP and should teach the child replacement behaviors; and (8) the services provided must be such that the student gains meaningful benefit. (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997