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Kincaid, Don; Dunlap, Glen; Kern, Lee; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Bambara, Linda M.; Brown, Fredda; Fox, Lise; Knoster, Timothy P. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2016
Positive behavior support (PBS) has been a dynamic and growing enterprise for more than 25 years. During this period, PBS has expanded applications across a wide range of populations and multiple levels of implementation. As a result, there have been understandable inconsistencies and confusion regarding the definition of PBS. In this essay, we…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Definitions, Educational History, Intellectual History
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Russa, Mary Bower; Matthews, Amy L.; Owen-DeSchryver, Jamie S. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2015
Research suggests that families with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) experience increased stress and challenges compared with families of typically developing children. We highlight the need for family-centered approaches to reduce family stress, and we elaborate on some of the most central universal needs for families with a child…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Bedesem, Peña L.; Dieker, Lisa A. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2014
Self-monitoring is regarded throughout the literature as an effective classroom intervention. Researchers have used self-monitoring interventions to improve school-related behavior of students with varying disabilities across a variety of settings. Although research supports the use of self-monitoring, traditional self-monitoring techniques may be…
Descriptors: Self Management, Telecommunications, Asynchronous Communication, Intervention
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Greenwald, Ashley E.; Williams, W. Larry; Seniuk, Holly A. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2014
A brief training package consisting of pre-teaching of appropriate grocery item--gathering skills and reinforcement for appropriate behavior was used to teach a child diagnosed with autism to remain in a store and participate in shopping without exhibiting tantrums. The training package began with teaching the necessary component skills and…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Autism, Behavior Problems, Retailing
Boneshefski, Michael J.; Runge, Timothy J. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2014
Culturally responsible implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) requires that schools monitor indices of disciplinary practices among minority groups. School teams are encouraged to calculate risk indices and risk ratios to evaluate the extent to which students of all groups are removed from classrooms…
Descriptors: Discipline, Student Behavior, Intervention, Disproportionate Representation
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Holloman, Hal; Yates, Peggy H. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
What's the forecast in your classroom? Are you forecasting cloudy with a chance of sarcasm or sunny with high expectations? A teacher's Language of Practice holds the key to creating a climate of mutual respect in our schools. This article will explore the power and promise of "teacher language," and how it can be used to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Expectation, Best Practices, Language Usage
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Mustian, April; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Test, David W. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
As educators move into a new era of educational reform, it becomes imperative that teachers use evidence-based instructional practices shown to be effective for students with disabilities. One area that plays a role in this process is secondary transition. The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center has identified 63…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Fidelity, Federal Legislation
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VanDerHeyden, Amanda; Harvey, Mark – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
This article describes the emergence and influence of evidence-based practice and data-based decision making in educational systems. Increasingly, educators and consumers want to know that resources allocated to educational efforts yield strong effects for all learners. This trend is reflected by the widespread influence of evidence-based practice…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Outcomes of Education, Scientific Research
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Baba, Chiharu; Tanaka-Matsumi, Junko – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2011
Nondisruptive problem behaviors exist to a large extent in group-oriented Japanese regular classrooms. However, many children remain untreated. We implemented an antecedent-based functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and developed a behavioral support program for a first-grade boy who exhibited inattentive behavior in a Japanese regular…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries
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Adolphson, S. Lillian; Hawken, Leanne S.; Stein Carroll, Mishele – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 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…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, School Psychologists, Disabilities, School Personnel
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Ingersoll, Brooke R. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2010
There are a variety of effective treatments designed for increasing social communication in young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Two such treatments, naturalistic behavioral and developmental, social-pragmatic/relationship-based interventions, differ in their underlying philosophy yet share many similarities in their…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Pragmatics
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Elfner Childs, Karen; Kincaid, Don; George, Heather Peshak – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2010
Several statewide evaluations of Tier 1/Universal Level Positive Behavior Support (PBS) implementation efforts have been conducted, adhering to the evaluation template developed by Horner, Sugai, and Lewis-Palmer in 2005. Building on these examples, Florida's Positive Behavior Support Project developed a comprehensive evaluation system that sought…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation
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Dunlap, Glen; Iovannone, Rose; Wilson, Kelly J.; Kincaid, Donald K.; Strain, Phillip – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2010
Although there is a substantial empirical foundation for the basic intervention components of behavior analysis and positive behavior support (PBS), the field still lacks a standardized program model of individualized PBS suitable for widespread application by school personnel. This article provides a description of a standardized PBS model that…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, School Personnel, Behavior Modification
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Sadler, Carol; Sugai, George – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2009
The purpose of this article is to describe the development and 10-year implementation of the effective behavior and instructional support model in a midsized northwestern Oregon school district. The district experienced a sustained reduction in students' discipline referral rates, an increase in the percentage of students on track for early…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Early Reading, Learning Disabilities
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Hyman, Mia – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2009
This article describes the journey that a family and community took to prepare Leon, a young man with autism, for his Bar Mitzvah. A positive behavior support (PBS) intervention was used to prepare Leon for this symbolic rite of passage into the Jewish culture. He had specific problem behaviors that needed to be addressed for him to participate in…
Descriptors: Jews, Ceremonies, Autism, Foreign Countries
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