ERIC Number: ED476829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
Suspending Disbelief: Moving Beyond Punishment to Promote Effective Interventions for Children with Mental or Emotional Disorders.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington, DC.
This paper examines congressional intent regarding the treatment of children with behavior problems and, by examining administrative and court decisions interpreting these provisions, compares those intentions with actual implementation of the mandate. It also includes a brief discussion of the research supporting use of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and identifies programs that have successfully applied these concepts. The trends and arguments highlighted here can inform the work of attorneys and advocates who represent children with emotional and behavioral disorders and policymakers who are truly committed to seeing all children succeed in school. (GCP)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Court Litigation, Emotional Disturbances, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Government Role, Program Descriptions, Special Needs Students, Trend Analysis
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th St, NW, Suite 1212, Washington, DC 20005. Tel.: 202-467-5730; Fax: 202-223-0409; Web site: www.bazelon.org. For full text: http://www.bazelon.org/issues/children/publications/suspending/suspendingdisbelief.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act