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...]

Creating teaching tools for young children with challenging behavior

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) has developed a set of practical teaching strategies to create a plan to support young children with challenging behavior. Creating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior has materials that have been designed for reproduction and may be reproduced for educational purposes. http://www.challengingbehavior.org/do/resources/teaching_tools/ttyc.htm … [Read more...]

Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors

The IRIS Center has produced these two online training modules for teachers. Part 1 is called Understanding the Acting-Out Cycle. It discusses problem behavior in terms of the stages of the acting-out cycle and suggests ways to respond to students in the cycle's different phases.  Part 2 is called Behavioral Interventions. It describes interventions that can increase initial compliance to teacher requests as well as interventions that can be implemented … [Read more...]

Functional Behavioral Assessment: Identifying the reasons for problem behavior and developing a behavior plan

This IRIS Center training module explores the basic principles of behavior and the importance of discovering the reasons that students engage in problem behavior. The steps to conducting a functional behavioral assessment and developing a behavior plan are described. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/fba/chalcycle.htm … [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...]

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