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School-Based Behavioral Assessment : Informing Intervention and Instruction

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This indispensable book helps school practitioners go beyond putting a label on student behavior problems--it shows how to use assessment to partner with teachers and students to develop effective solutions. The authors provide a framework for determining the types of behavioral data that are needed in a given situation, selecting appropriate measures, and interpreting and organizing the results. Case examples tie it all together, demonstrating how different assessment strategies can be used to support positive behavior and monitor progress at the level of the individual, the classroom, or the entire school. In a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding, the volume features 15 reproducible checklists and forms. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • Guilford Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 1593854943
  • 9781593854942
  • 740,430

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'Plenty of real-world examples illustrate how to apply various assessment methods and how to make sense of the information collected. School practitioners will appreciate the book's practical guidelines for building a single, coherent student behavioral profile from many different data sources. Schools now adopting the response-to-intervention model will discover this book to be an indispensable resource for assessing the needs of difficult-to-teach students with challenging behaviors.' - Jim Wright, MS, CAS, director of pupil services, Baldwinsville (New York) Central School District, USA 'This book presents a comprehensive review of current behavioral assessment practices, encompassing the collection and utilization of a variety of data types. The authors clearly (and rightfully) emphasize the importance of translating assessment data into improved instruction and positive behavioral programming. The book provides needed guidelines for all educators in the 'real world' who are working to create positive behavioral cultures in our schools. It also will be an excellent resource for graduate students enrolled in teaching, school psychology, and special education training programs.' - Roger Titgemeyer, PhD, psychologist and behavior support consultant, Orange County (California) Department of Education, USA 'The authors of this state-of-the-art work fully describe multidimensional assessment procedures that follow a problem-solving orientation. Case examples are provided throughout to illustrate data-based decision-making. This is an extremely valuable and comprehensive guide.' - Tanya L. Eckert, PhD, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University, USA 'Too often, individual assessment practices in schools consist of 'admiring the problem,' or identifying lists of reasons to take action, and 'confirming the obvious' - declaring that the child has a problem - without contributing to actually solving the problem. This book offers a different, more practical approach. Chafouleas et al. focus on fundamental ways to use assessment not as an end in itself but as a process that can continually inform instruction and intervention.' - Bob Algozzine, PhD, Behavior and Reading Improvement Center, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

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About George Sugai

Sandra M. Chafouleas, PhD, is Associate Dean for Research and Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on school-based behavior assessment and intervention and school mental health. Dr. Chafouleas is a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology and a Fellow of both the APA and the Association for Psychological Science. She has authored over 150 articles, book chapters, and books. T. Chris Riley-Tillman, PhD, is Professor and Associate Division Director in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri. He is an Associate Editor of School Psychology Quarterly and Assessment for Effective Intervention. His research interests include the development and validation of assessment and intervention methodologies, single-case design, and consultation. The author of five books and over 100 articles and book chapters, Dr. Riley-Tillman is a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology and a Fellow of the APA. He is the Series Editor of The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series. George Sugai, PhD, is a professor and the Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair in Special Education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. His expertise is in behavior analysis, classroom and behavior management, schoolwide discipline, function-based behavior support, positive behavior supports, and educating students with emotional and behavioral disorders. He conducts applied school and classroom research and works with schools to translate research into practice. Dr. Sugai has been a teacher in the public schools, a treatment director in a residential program, and a program administrator. He is currently co-director of the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at the University of Connecticut and the University of Oregon and director of the Center for Behavioral Education and Research in the Neag School of Education.

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Table of contents

Introduction to School-based Behavioral Assessment. Behavioral Assessment within the Context of the Whole School. Using Extant Data in Behavioral Assessment. Systematic Direct Observation. Direct Behavior Ratings. Behavior Rating Scales. Putting it all Together: Selecting Behavioral Assessment Tools. Appendix: Guidelines for Summarizing and Interpreting Behavioral Data.

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