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ERIC Number: EJ1139795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Commentary on Zirkel: Judicial Rulings Specific to FBAs or BIPs under the IDEA and Corollary State Laws--An Update
Horner, Robert H.; Yell, Mitchell L.
Journal of Special Education, v51 n1 p57-59 May 2017
The authors discuss the journal article by Perry Zirkel on legal action in regard to functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs). They contend that the Zirkel article opens larger questions that will be central to ongoing discussions at the national, state, district, school, and family levels. Such issues include the role of legal standards to guide quality education, specifically special education; the response of families, communities, and school personnel to problem behaviors; and a focus on the development of a full set of accommodations that result in academic, social, and physical growth rather than just FBA and BIPs. [For "An Update of Judicial Rulings Specific to FBAs or BIPs under the IDEA and Corollary State Laws," see EJ1139783.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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