Behavioral Interventions in Schools

Behavioral Interventions in Schools : A Response-to-Intervention Guidebook

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This book is a how-to manual for school mental health professionals, educators, and administrators that discusses a series of steps that can be used to proactively manage and prevent many different types of behavioral problems in a positive manner. It incorporates both the high structure and high behavioral expectations that are crucial for school success, but also describes following this structure in such a way that students feel included, important, and respected. Rather than requiring the mental health providers to investigate the research themselves and come up with a behavioral problem solving model, this book includes step-by-step guides on how to implement school-wide and classroom-wide interventions in a response-to-intervention format. For those students who demonstrate more behavior problems, more intensive interventions are included to help alleviate those problems.

The first section of the book discusses Tier I interventions and assessments designed to ensure that the school is effectively implementing a high quality, research-based behavioral management system. The next section covers Tier II interventions, those used for students who do not respond adequately to those of Tier I. These interventions are research-based, rigorous, and designed to address a broad range of behavior problems. Finally, the last section discusses Tier III interventions for students in need of highly individualized and intensive interventions to manage behavior problems.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 417g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 Tables, black and white; 42 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0415875854
  • 9780415875851
  • 1,670,283

Table of contents

Mennuti, Foreword. Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports and Response to Intervention for Behavior. Building the School-based Problem-solving Team. Part I: Tier I. Understanding Positive Behavior Support. School-wide Prevention. Preventing Classroom Misbehaviors. Implementing a School-wide Token Economy. Making Office Discipline Referrals Work. Identifying School-wide Problems. Identifying Class-wide Problems. Part II: Tier II. Identifying Students for Tier II Interventions. Providing Interventions for Students at Tier II. Part III: Tier III. Understanding the Function of Behavior. Creating Individualized Behavior Plans. Appendix A: List of Forms. Appendix B: Intervention Coach Cards. Appendix C: Tracking Office Discipline Referrals Using Excel. Appendix D: Ways to Reward Kids. Appendix E: List of Inservice Topics.
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"In this book, Hulac and colleagues offer a concise and user-friendly review of positive behavioral supports that can be easily implemented within every classroom. We believe their well defined procedures for the execution of intervention and their ready-to-use forms will be an invaluable resource for school-based practitioners, teachers, and administrators." - From the foreword by Rosemary B. Mennuti, and Ray W. Christner

"This work is going to find a home on every practitioner's desk...not the bookshelf, but the desk. Each chapter contains clearly described, practical procedures that inform the practitioner. Pages will be well-worn by anyone seeking to get better results in schools. This is a very practical resource." - W. Alan Coulter, LSU Health Sciences Center, Louisiana, USA
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About David M. Hulac

University of South Dakota, USA School Psychologist, Recovery School District, Louisiana, USA School Psychologist, Georgia, USA Chatham University, Pennsylvania, USA
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