A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Decrease Disruptive Classroom Behavior in Public Education Settings

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 61 describes the following: Title | A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Decrease Disruptive Classroom Behavior in Public Education Settings Authors | Stage, S.A., & Quiroz, D.R. Source | School Psychology Review, 26(3), 333-68. Year Published | 1997 Abstract Describes a meta-analysis* of 99 studies that used interventions to decrease disruptive classroom behavior in public education settings. Overall, … [Read more...]

Typical behavior challenges in the early years

Visit ZERO TO THREE’s set of resources designed to help parents better understand and cope with some of the typical challenges in children’s early years: aggression, defiance, inconsolable crying, slow-to-warm-up children, and sleep. (posted October 2011)http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/challenging-behavior/ … [Read more...]

Is your child’s behavior caused by a disability?

Read more about how problem behavior and disability may coincide. Another great Wrightslaw article. http://www.wrightslaw.com/nltr/11/nl.0215.htm … [Read more...]

The “Action Signs” toolkit

This toolkit is meant to help parents, educators, and health professionals identify children at behavioral and emotional risk. The action signs (originally called “warning signs”) are research-based but worded in common-sense, non-stigmatizing ways and indicate that a child or youth may need evaluation or intervention by a mental health professional. The toolkit includes dissemination materials, information handouts, and links to related resources. Developed … [Read more...]

Sample behavior plans

A good behavior intervention plan (BIP) can make a big difference in how a student with special needs acts and reacts in a school setting. Seeing behavior plans that others have put together can help you be an active participant in the planning process. Here are some examples of successful behavior plans -- and blank forms that some school districts use to make them. (posted May 3, 2012)http://specialchildren.about.com/od/specialeducation/qt/behaviorplan.htm?nl=1 … [Read more...]

Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom

Designed for elementary school educators and school- and district-level administrators, this Practice Guide from the Doing What Works Clearinghouse offers prevention, implementation, and schoolwide strategies that can be used to reduce behavior problems that prevent students from engaging in instruction. (link updated, October 2012) http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/practiceguide.aspx?sid=4 … [Read more...]

Understanding and responding effectively to disruptive students

Breaking the Behavior Code is written to help teachers better understand, anticipate, and respond to disruptive students, to reduce problem behavior and increase learning for everyone. (posted September 7, 2012)http://www.childmind.org/en/posts/articles/2012-5-18-breaking-behavior-code-disruptive-students  … [Read more...]

Behavior: The Pressing Classroom Issue

by the IRIS Center The IRIS Center is a national center that provides high-quality resources about students with disabilities for college and university faculty and professional development trainers. Visit IRIS' website to find free, online, interactive training enhancements that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ ******************************************************************************************************** As … [Read more...]

5 facts about behavior every family should know

From PBS' series on challenging behavior in children. (posted January 4, 2013)http://www.pbs.org/parents/inclusivecommunities/challenging_behavior2.html  … [Read more...]

Preventing & dealing with autism behavior problems

This help guide article provides valuable insights into how the behavior of a child with autism can be analyzed for its underlying messages about things that are important to the child. Using the approach detailed in the article can help parents notice clues they didn’t see before and find a more effective way to help their child.  The article describes how to pay close attention to the environment and circumstances leading up to the behavioral … [Read more...]

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