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Rispoli, Mandy; Burke, Mack D.; Hatton, Heather; Ninci, Jennifer; Zaini, Samar; Sanchez, Lisa – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2015
Trial-based functional analysis (TBFA) is a procedure for experimentally identifying the function of challenging behavior within applied settings. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a TBFA teacher-training package in the context of two Head Start centers implementing programwide positive behavior support (PWPBS). Four Head…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Programs, Teacher Education, Positive Reinforcement
Rodriguez, Billie Jo; Anderson, Cynthia M. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2014
Total group contingencies, a variation of interdependent group contingencies, provide educators with an efficient and effective mechanism to improve social behavior and increase academic skills. Their utility has not been examined in small educational groups. This is unfortunate as supplemental instruction frequently is delivered in small group…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Intervention, Small Group Instruction, Fidelity
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Marchant, Michelle; Heath, Melissa Allen; Miramontes, Nancy Y. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
Criteria for evaluating behavior support programs are changing. Consumer-based educational and behavioral programs, such as School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS), are particularly influenced by consumer opinion. Unfortunately, the need for and use of social validity measures have not received adequate attention in the empirical literature…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Positive Reinforcement, Teaching Methods, Peer Acceptance
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O'Dell, Sean M.; Vilardo, Brigid A.; Kern, Lee; Kokina, Anastasia; Ash, Allison N.; Seymour, Kimberly J.; Castrantas, Lauren M.; Kollar, Rachel B.; Wagner, Andrea M.; Bartholomew, Audrey; Thomas, Lisa B. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2011
In 2008, the "Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions" ("JPBI") celebrated 10 years in publication. As the flagship journal of positive behavior support (PBS), it is important to periodically examine the research published in "JPBI" to determine whether it reflects the basic principles of PBS, to explore the ways in which PBS is being…
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Research Reports, Behavior Modification, Teaching Methods
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Walker, Bridget; Cheney, Doug; Stage, Scott – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2009
The "Self-Assessment and Program Review" (SAPR) was developed to provide an assessment tool that schools could use to track their progress in implementing key practices related to all three levels of schoolwide positive behavior supports (SWPBS). The SAPR is a team-based assessment tool, using both individual and team ratings of 10…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness, Leadership, Behavior Problems
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Scott, Terrance M. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2007
This article provides an analysis of issues related to personal "dignity" and social validity in schools. Specifically, dignity is defined in terms of individual success and independence, while "social validity" is defined in terms of the system as a whole. These definitions are explored in the context of schoolwide systems of positive behavior…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Validity, Human Dignity, Positive Reinforcement
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Brown, Kenneth E.; Mirenda, Pat – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2006
This study evaluated the effectiveness of contingency mapping, a new visual support strategy designed to enhance clients' understanding of the contingencies associated with functional equivalence training (FET). The study was conducted in a general education classroom with an adolescent boy with autism who engaged in prompt dependent behavior. A…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Visual Aids, Program Effectiveness