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ERIC Number: EJ898769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1098-3007
Supporting Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom: The Behavioral Health Assistant Program
Adolphson, S. Lillian; Hawken, Leanne S.; Stein Carroll, Mishele
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v12 n4 p236-244 Oct 2010
This article describes an effective model for employing paraprofessionals to provide behavioral support for students in a general education setting. Behavioral health assistants (BHAs) worked under the supervision of school psychologists and counselors and provided behavioral interventions for students with behavioral goals on their individualized education programs or served a preventive function for students with elevated risk factors who had been referred to multidisciplinary teams due to problem behavior. Descriptive information about the BHA program is provided regarding (a) average numbers of students served; (b) most frequent types of interventions and supports; (c) types of problem behaviors addressed; (d) changes to students' grades during the period they received services; and (e) the acceptability of the program among school teachers, administrators, BHAs, and other school personnel. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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