Managing Challenging Behaviors in Schools: Research-Based Strategies That Work

Managing Challenging Behaviors in Schools: Research-Based Strategies That Work

Paperback What Works for Special-Needs Learners

By (author) Kathleen Lynne Lane, By (author) Holly Mariah Menzies, By (author) Allison L. Bruhn, By (author) Mary Crnobori

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 253 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 262mm x 20mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1606239511
  • ISBN 13: 9781606239513
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 520,634

Product description

This book provides tested, easy-to-implement strategies for preventing problem behavior in the classroom and responding effectively when it does occur. Chapters describe specific steps that K-12 teachers and other school-based professionals can take to develop effective classroom rules and routines, plan suitably challenging instruction, and promote student engagement and motivation. Presenting a continuum of strategies from prevention to more intensive behavior supports, the book offers clear-cut instructions for implementing behavioral contracts, self-monitoring, and functional assessment-based interventions. Special features include more than a dozen reproducible checklists, self-assessment tools, and planning forms; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.

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Author information

Kathleen Lynne Lane, PhD, Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, USA, Holly Mariah Menzies, PhD, Charter College of Education, California State University, Los Angeles, USA, Allison L. Bruhn, MA, and Mary Crnobori, MEd, both at the Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA

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"Using the best evidence from research and practice, this comprehensive book presents a wealth of information for managing challenging behavioral difficulties in schools. Readers learn how to systematically plan and deliver approaches that increase in intensity of support. The strategies are described in a step-by-step format, with consideration for different age groups of learners, so that both new and experienced teachers can immediately apply them in their classrooms. As a text, this book would be an excellent addition to any teacher education, educational administration, or school psychology training program. It will also be an extremely useful professional development resource." - Melody Tankersley, Special Education Program, Kent State University, Ohio, USA "No one knows the literature on challenging behavior better than Lane and her colleagues. This book translates that knowledge into practice in a way that teachers will benefit from tremendously. With a focus on both instructional and management variables associated with preventing and dealing with difficult behavior, the book provides concise, easy-to-follow explanations of interventions. It is a unique resource that preservice and practicing teachers will refer to often." - Timothy J. Landrum, Department of Special Education, University of Louisville, USA

Table of contents

Part I: Preventing Behavior Problems. Preventing and Managing Learning and Behavior Problems: An Overview. Classroom Management. Instructional Delivery. Low-intensity Strategies. Part II: Responding to Problem Behaviors. Behavior Contracts. Self-monitoring. Functional Assessment-based Interventions. Part III: Getting Started. Getting Started in Your Classroom.