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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Weisenbach, Jessica L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
Learning to write is a complex process that depends on mastering a variety of processes and skills, including how to plan compositions and regulate writing behavior. One approach that has been used successfully to teach both good and poor writers such processes is Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD). With SRSD, students are taught…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Behavior Disorders, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
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Harlacher, Jason E.; Roberts, Nicole E.; Merrell, Kenneth W. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The presence of ADHD is associated with behavioral and academic difficulties within a classroom setting. With a prevalence rate of 3% to 5%, teachers will undoubtedly come in contact with a student with ADHD at one…
Descriptors: Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Duquette, Cheryll; Stodel, Emma; Fullarton, Stephanie; Hagglund, Karras – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term that encompasses the various neurodevelopmental disorders experienced by individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure. FASD incorporates the terms Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), and Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND). Early studies showed that students with…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Kleinheksel, Karen A.; Summy, Sarah E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article on using mnemonics with students having learning and behavior problems first offers a case study of a 7th grade student and then describes the letter strategy, the keyword mnemonic method, and the pegword method. Seven steps for implementing mnemonic strategies are offered. An inset reviews the research literature on using mnemonic…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 7
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Ryan, Amanda L.; Halsey, Heather N.; Matthews, William J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article presents a rationale for the functional behavioral assessment (FBA) approach to solving behavior problems in the classroom as well as FBA components and applications. The paper notes advantages of FBA as well as legal and ethical reasons for using FBA. A case study illustrates use of FBA within a four-stage decision-making framework.…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Decision Making
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Scott, Terrance M.; Liaupsin, Carl J.; Nelson, C. Michael; Jolivette, Kristine – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article presents a detailed example of how faculty and staff at one middle school implemented team-based functional behavioral assessment (FBA) planning procedures with a student exhibiting recurring minor problems. Insets list tasks and considerations for an FBA, a sample formatted antecedent-behavior-consequence summary of team member…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Individualized Programs
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Rao, Shridevi; Hoyer, Lynn; Meehan, Kirsten; Young, Lisa; Guerrera, Anthony – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article shows how teachers can implement behavioral observation and assessment using a structured rubric narrative log format to understand a student's problem behaviors and find ways to encourage more positive behavior. Advantages of narrative observations for functional behavioral assessments are specified and include exploring one's own…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Shippen, Margaret E.; Simpson, Robert G.; Crites, Steven A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article provides guidance on the use of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) techniques to identify the function of problem behaviors by recording antecedents and consequences of each behavior. It includes a case study illustrating application of FBA as well as a sample form for recording observations, developing a behavioral hypothesis,…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bartz, Solveig A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article examines the runaway reaction as it was displayed by Barry, a 14-year-old eighth-grade boy with learning disabilities. It identifies some of the common characteristics of this response and proposes school intervention methods. Functional behavioral assessments and strength-based assessments are encouraged, along with using strategy…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Coping
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Daly, Patricia M.; Ranalli, Patty – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article offers guidelines for developing and using countoons as recording strategies with young children in special education and inclusion classrooms to help them monitor and change problem behaviors. Countoons are simple cartoon representations of appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, a contingency for meeting criteria, and counting…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Early Childhood Education, Recordkeeping
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Condon, Kim A.; Tobin, Tary J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2001
This article presents two case examples to demonstrate how teachers can use functional behavioral assessment (FBA) to design behavior support plans. FBA helps a second grade "class clown" to learn new ways to get attention and a first grade "class lawyer" to learn to stop arguing and stay on task (with the help of an electronic record keeping…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Case Studies
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Logan, Kent R.; Stein, Sue S. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2001
This article describes the Research Lead Teacher (RLT) model and its implementation over 3 years to train classroom teachers in research-based instructional and behavior management strategies. The RLT program included teacher study groups and a structured intervention involving the RLT in the requesting teacher's classroom. External evaluation…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Anguiano, Patricia – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2001
A first-year teacher recounts her action research project to address the misbehaviors occurring in her third-grade classroom. She reports on identification of four target behaviors and implementation of research-based intervention techniques such as eye contact, physical proximity, and "withitness," (constant awareness of the classroom). Analysis…
Descriptors: Action Research, Beginning Teachers, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems
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Colvin, Geoff; And Others – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Discusses behavior management of confrontational situations in the classroom, including prevention, defusion, and follow-up. Strategies for defusion are suggested, such as focusing on the task rather than the attention-getting behavior, presenting options privately, reducing agitation, preteaching and presenting choices to establish limits, and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Lyon, Carla S.; Lagarde, Renee – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Describes the Graduated Reinforcement System, a simplifed token system that involves establishing a partnership with parents and students, identifying target behaviors, planning for record keeping, tallying daily/weekly points, designating the graduated reinforcement criteria, determining reinforcers for the three levels, awarding the reinforcer,…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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