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ERIC Number: EJ772534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Behavior, Discipline, and Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders: Promises to Keep...Miles to Go
Smith, Carl R.; Katsiyannis, Antonis
Behavioral Disorders, v29 n3 p289-299 May 2004
The amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1997 (IDEA '97) established a number of expectations regarding how the behavioral needs of students with disabilities would be met and how they should be disciplined. These expectations included alternative behavioral assessment strategies (e.g., functional behavioral assessments, manifestation determinations), program planning components (e.g., positive behavioral supports, behavioral intervention plans), and specific procedures for the use of interim alternative educational settings. This article briefly addresses (a) the challenges that school personnel face in implementing these requirements, (b) the critical need to ensure that students receive an appropriate education, and (c) a suggested advocacy agenda for the upcoming amendments to the IDEA.
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act