ERIC Number: ED489472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Supports for Students with Problem Behaviors. Designing Positive Behavior Plans
Bambara, Linda M.; Kern, Lee
Practical and comprehensive, this book focuses on the nuts and bolts of designing positive behavior support plans for students with such disabilities as mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders. Strategies are provided for addressing individual behavioral problems at all levels of severity. Filled with illustrative examples, the book shows how to conduct a functional assessment and develop an overall support plan, using a team-based approach. Of particular utility, chapters detail specific types of interventions that could be included in the plan: antecedent interventions, alternative skills training, responses to problem behavior, long-term supports, home-based strategies, and more. Featuring self-check questions to facilitate learning and problem solving, this is an invaluable classroom text and professional guide. The Table of Contents contains the following chapters: (1) Evolution of Positive Behavior Support (Linda M. Bambara); (2) Understanding the Environmental Determinants of Problem Behaviors (Glen Dunlap, Joshua Harrower, and Lise Fox); (3) Overview of the Behavior Support Process (Linda M. Bambara); (4) Teaming (Linda M. Bambara, Stacy Nonnemacher, and Freya Koger); (5) Strategies for Measuring Behavior Change (Raymond G. Miltenberger); (6) Gathering Functional Assessment Information (Lee Kern, Robert E. O'Neill, and Kristin Starosta); (7) Developing Hypothesis Statements (Lee Kern); (8) Antecedent and Setting Event Interventions (Lee Kern and Shelley Clarke); (9) Teaching Alternative Skills (James Halle, Linda M. Bambara, and Joe Reichle); (10) Responding to Problem Behavior, Lee Kern; (11) Long-Term Supports and Ongoing Evaluation (Tim Knoster and Don Kincaid); (12) Extending Behavior Support in Home and Community Settings (Lynn Kern Koegel, Robert L. Koegel, Mendy Boettcher, and Lauren Brookman-Frazee); and (13) Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support: An Alternative Approach to Discipline in Schools (Robert H. Horner, George Sugai, Anne W. Todd, and Teri Lewis-Palmer).
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Behavior Disorders, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Individualized Programs
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