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Maggin, Daniel M.; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Berggren, Melissa; Sugai, George – Exceptionality, 2013
The evidence-based practice movement in special education has emphasized the use of the scientific process to assist with the identification of effective academic and behavioral strategies. An important but often overlooked aspect of this system is the peer review process in which manuscripts submitted for publication are reviewed by experts to…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Special Education, Guidelines, Periodicals
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Lewis, Timothy J.; Jones, Stacey E. L.; Horner, Robert H.; Sugai, George – Exceptionality, 2010
Special education continues to document the poor within and post-school outcomes among children and youth with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (EBD). While the poor outcomes are due to a myriad of causes, three issues routinely emerge as problematic in the field. First, the need for early intervention and prevention has been well documented, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Sugai, George; Horner, Robert H. – Exceptionality, 2009
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and No Child Left Behind emphasize the use of scientifically based research to improve outcomes for students. From this emphasis, response-to-intervention has evolved. We present one perspective on the defining features of response-to-intervention and application of those features to school-wide…
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Modification
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Sugai, George; Horner, Robert H. – Exceptionality, 2008
When chronic problem behaviors occur in schools, the tendency is to react with stringent and restrictive consequences. Recently, emphasis has shifted toward proactive prevention strategies. In this article, we focus on what we know and need to know about school-wide applications of effective practices and systems for preventing problem behaviors.…
Descriptors: Prevention, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Sugai, George; Lewis-Palmer, Teri; Hagan-Burke, Shanna – Exceptionality, 2000
This article provides a general description of the features and steps of the functional behavioral assessment (FBA) process. It is organized around frequently asked questions and provides information on who conducts an FBA, when an FBA should be done, the components of an FBA, and outcomes of an FBA. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Data Collection, Disabilities
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Horner, Robert H.; Sugai, George; Todd, Anne W.; Lewis-Palmer, Teri – Exceptionality, 2000
This article reviews features of behavioral support plans that teams should consider as they develop positive, effective responses to problem behavior, including investing in prevention occurrences of problem behavior and developing instructional objectives, avoiding rewarding problem behaviors, rewarding positive behaviors, and knowing what to do…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Sugai, George; Horner, Robert H. – Exceptionality, 2000
This introductory article to a special series discusses requirements under the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to base behavioral intervention planning and positive behavioral support on information obtained through a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) process. The lack of guidance on FBAs and strategies for…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities