Behavior Intervention Without Tears

Behavior Intervention Without Tears : Keeping FBAs and BIPs Simple

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This book tackles basic issues involved in constructing sound functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs). Written in the author's trademark conversational style, contents pinpoint ways to teach new skills and alternative behaviors to address behavioral challenges.

Teachers, counselors, and others will learn how to:

Use the simple A-B-Cs of learning to prevent, not react to, behavior problems.
Understand the basic components of an FBA and choose and describe target behaviors so everyone involved can chart them.
See how knowledge of a youngster's escalation and de-escalation cycles determines the success of behavioral interventions.
Integrate simple data collection methods in the FBA/BIP process and write crystal-clear hypothesis statements.
Identify antecedents and consequences of behavior and manage the context in which behavior problems occur.
Teach new behavior by controlling the environment and reinforcing youngsters strategically
Intervene effectively to get rapid reduction of problem behaviors.

The perfect companion to the second edition of the author's bestselling Research Press book Data Without Tears: How to Write Measurable Educational Goals and Collect Meaningful Data.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 203 x 254mm
  • IL, United States
  • English
  • 0878226893
  • 9780878226894
  • 2,001,489

About Terri Chiara Johnston

Prior to retiring in 2005, Dr Terri Chiara Johnston, PhD, was an educator for almost 40 years, serving as teacher, school psychologist, and program director/principal. She taught at the kindergarten and middle school level early in her career, but her passion became helping youngsters who experienced severe behavior and communication challenges. During her professional journey, she received extensive training in applied behavior analysis, structured teaching (TEACCH), and crisis management. A recognized expert in the area of autism and emotional disturbance, Terri founded a consulting company, Support 4 Teachers and Families.

Now Terri is completely retired from education and enjoys life with her husband, Joe Czup, and her golden retriever therapy dog, Roux. She works as a freelance writer and stringer reporter for Northeast Ohio Media Group, writing community stories for the Cleveland Sun News and
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