Behavior

Young Exceptional Children: Addressing Challenging Behaviors

DEC’s Addressing Challenging Behaviors is #15 in its monograph series, Young Exceptional Children. This volume focuses on strategies that address the needs of young children who exhibit challenging behaviors. Topics include promoting social-emotional competence, creating accepting classroom environments, family involvement and collaboration, and more! Edited by Michaelene Ostrosky and Susan Sandall Sandall. 2013. 122 pages ISBN 978-0-9819327-8-1. #S6164 Bundle and save! The ...

Read More »

The Teacher’s Guide to Student Mental Health

By understanding child and adolescent mental health issues, general and special education teachers gain additional tools to provide the most successful educational environment for their students. But where can a teacher turn to get reliable information on what they need to know? In The Teacher’s Guide to Student Mental Health, William Dikel, MD, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who ...

Read More »

The PBIS Team Handbook

  The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior provides solid, detailed guidelines for implementing and sustaining schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports. Full of engaging anecdotes from expert PBIS coaches, this comprehensive resource helps PBIS teams overcome obstacles to implementation and offers solutions for sustaining a successful program. Customizable forms, checklists, and graphic organizers help readers chart, ...

Read More »

When Behavior Makes Learning Hard: Positive Steps for Changing Student Behavior

Ultimately, the goal of any thoughtful behavior plan is to assist students in making changes in their behavioral development so they can access educational opportunities and become independent learners. Using a straightforward team method, When Behavior Makes Learning Hard: Positive Steps for Changing Student Behavior showcases a model for school personnel to evaluate behavior and develop instructional behavior plans for students who ...

Read More »

Practical Handbook of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Accessible and comprehensive, the Practical Handbook of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support shows how to build a schoolwide multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) from the ground up. The MTSS framework encompasses tiered systems such as response to intervention (RTI) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), and is designed to help all K-12 students succeed. The authors discuss every component of ...

Read More »

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports: TEC Collection

This collection of articles from TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC) provides current descriptions and examples of practices and systems that form a continuum of positive behavior supports for all students. Schoolwide positive behavior supports, classwide practices, school climate and culture evaluations, and systems approach initiatives expand upon the articles originally published in TEC July/August 2008. Original topics covered: schoolwide discipline; classroom ...

Read More »

Webinar: Data Collection for Enhanced Academic and Behavioral Instruction

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) The term “data-based decision-making” has become pervasive in education, referring to the use of data to inform and assist decision-making at all levels of schooling including the classroom. Regrettably, calls for data-based decision making rarely come with guidance or training on how to collect and use academic and behavioral ...

Read More »

Webinar: Bullying and Suicide: Preventative Measures for Schools

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) Youth suicide is the third leading cause of death for children. Because being bullied is connected to self-harming behavior in children, schools are a logical place to intervene to reduce youth suicide. Yet although every state has passed legislation requiring bullying prevention in schools, only a few states mandate ...

Read More »

Webinar: What Principals Need to Know about Discipline and Students with Disabilities

We all want safe schools, and principals need to keep order-and student with disabilities, including emotional and behavioral disorders, need an education. In this program, you’ll hear about steps and strategies principals and assistant principals need to consider in order to implement whole-school discipline plans. You’ll analyze the rules about discipline for students with disabilities, and discover why they can ...

Read More »

Webinar: Ethical Treatment of Challenging Behavior in Students with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

In collaboration with the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) Students with autism, intellectual disability, or other developmental disabilities often display behaviors that act as barriers to social, academic, and adaptive development. Many traditional methods to reduce challenging behaviors, such as punishment and other aversive interventions, are now widely recognized as unethical, and often are illegal. In this program, ...

Read More »

Webinar: Check-In/Check-Out for Students with Challenging Behaviors

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) Are your students productively engaged and participating in instruction as you want them to? If not, this program is for you! It will give you another strategy for your toolkit of evidence-based practices to maximize appropriate student engagement and outcomes. You’ll hear the details of the traditional check-in/check-out (CICO) ...

Read More »

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students With ASD

This book outlines practical steps for preventing and responding to the various phases of meltdown behavior in students with ASD. This practitioner-friendly guide provides special and general education teachers with his seven-phase positive behavior support model that includes interventions for each phase. Readers will also find: An overview of the nature of autism and meltdown phases; Case studies with examples ...

Read More »

Webinar: Stress, Burnout, and Working with Children with EBD

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) It’s no surprise that teachers-especially in their first five years in the classroom-experience elevated levels of stress. And teachers who work with children with emotional-behavioral disorders (EBD) deal with an extra layer of challenge on top of the paperwork, large caseloads, lack of resources, and high-stakes tests that affect ...

Read More »

FBA and BIP: Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans

Behavioral problems in the classroom can interfere with learning for the child with behavior problems as well as for other students in the class. By conducting functional behavior assessments (FBA) and developing behavior intervention plans (BIP), student support teams can provide effective, targeted interventions to students who require intensive behavioral support. Revised in 2106, FBA and BIP:  Functional Behavioral Assessment ...

Read More »

Webinar: Behavior Management Basics

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) This webinar is for any teacher who wants to spend more time teaching and less time addressing students’ challenging behaviors. You’ll get a quick, practical review of positive behavioral techniques that can be applied to behaviors ranging from low-level distractions to angry or aggressive outbursts. Cheryl George, a behavioral ...

Read More »