Individualized Supports for Students with Problem Behaviors Designing Positive Behavior Plans

ISBN-10: 1593851189

ISBN-13: 9781593851187

Edition: 2005

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A detailed and practical book focusing on the nuts and bolts of designing positive behaviour support plans for students with such disabilities as mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioural disorders.
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List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 3/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Linda M. Bambara, PhD, received her doctorate in special education from Vanderbilt University with an emphasis in severe disabilities. She is currently Professor of Special Education at Lehigh University and Executive Director of Lehigh Support for Community Living, a university-affiliated program that supports adults with disabilities to live in their communities. For more than 15 years, Dr. Bambara has actively promoted positive behavior supports for school-age children and adults with developmental disabilities, through research, advocacy, and consulting. Her other interests include enhancing self-management, self-determination, and community participation for people with severe disabilities. Dr. Bambara has published numerous articles and book chapters in these areas, including two books on positive behavior support. She serves on five editorial boards of professional journals in developmental disabilities, including the [i]Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions[/i], and is the past editor-in-chief of [i]Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities[/i], formerly the [i]Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (JASH)[/i]. Lee Kern, PhD, received her doctorate in special education from the University of South Florida and is currently Professor of Special Education at Lehigh University. Dr. Kern has worked in special education for more than 20 years as a classroom teacher, behavior specialist, and consultant. Her research interests focus on severe challenging behavior, functional assessment, and curricular interventions, primarily with individuals with social, emotional, and behavioral needs. She has published numerous articles and book chapters in these areas and has received several grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Mental Health to research strategies to address children's behavioral challenges. Dr. Kern is currently Associate Editor of [i]Education and Treatment of Children[/i], [i]Journal of Behavioral Education[/i], and [i]Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions[/i], and serves on the editorial boards of five educational journals.

Evolution of Positive Behavior Support
Understanding the Environmental Determinants of Problem Behaviors
Overview of the Behavior Support Process
Strategies for Measuring Behavior Change
Gathering Functional Assessment Information
Developing Hypothesis Statements
Antecedent and Setting Event Interventions
Teaching Alternative Skills
Responding to Problem Behavior
Long-Term Supports and Ongoing Evaluation
Extending Behavior Support in Home and Community Settings
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support: An Alternative Approach to Discipline in Schools
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