Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors--a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist--reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn. The Behavior Code includes user-friendly worksheets and other helpful resources.
Since its publication in 2012, The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students has helped countless classroom teachers, special educators, and others implement an effective, new approach to teaching focused on skill-building, practical interventions, and purposeful, positive interactions with students who have mental health disorders. Based on the success of the previous book, author Jessica Minahan has written this companion guide for educators seeking additional guidance for creating and implementing successful behavior intervention plans (“FAIR Plans”) for the students teachers worry about the most: those with anxiety-related or oppositional behaviors. Minahan takes readers step-by-step through the process of understanding and practicing the components of a FAIR behavior intervention plan so that they or a team can immediately customize it and put it to work in classrooms. Additional tips on creating interventions, as well as checklists to help with implementation and monitoring progress, are also included. Packed with brainstorming and reflection exercises, planning activities, templates, case studies, recommended apps, and other technology resources, The Behavior Code Companion will help educators create optimal classroom environments for all students.
Author: Kaye Otten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-11-08
Interventions for students who exhibit challenging behavior Written by behavior specialists Kaye Otten and Jodie Tuttle--who together have 40 years of experience working with students with challenging behavior in classroom settings--this book offers educators a practical approach to managing problem behavior in schools. It is filled with down-to-earth advice, ready-to-use forms, troubleshooting tips, recommended resources, and teacher-tested strategies. Using this book, teachers are better able to intervene proactively, efficiently, and effectively with students exhibiting behavior problems. The book includes research-backed support for educators and offers: Instructions for creating and implementing an effective class-wide behavior management program Guidelines for developing engaging lessons and activities that teach and support positive behavior Advice for assisting students with the self-regulation and management their behavior and emotions
Author: Laura A. Riffel
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release Date: 2011-05-04
Help students move from the “red zone” to the success zone! How would you respond to a student who has tantrums or hits other students? These and other extremely challenging behaviors are identified as tertiary level or “red zone” by the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model. Laura A. Riffel describes in teacher-friendly terms how to use this model to create an intervention plan to modify behavior that disrupts learning. Research-based tools for general and special educators, administrators, and counselors include: A data-driven approach to solving problems Techniques and strategies for collecting and analyzing data Methods for teaching replacement behavior Examples that show how to modify consequences
Author: Matt Tincani
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-04-01
"Preventing Challenging Behavior in Your Classroom: Positive Behavior Support and Effective Classroom Management" focuses on practical strategies to prevent and reduce behavior problems and enhance student learning, particularly Positive Behavior Support (PBS). This book discusses the myths and facts of effective classroom management, provides an overview of the conceptual and empirical basis of PBS, and describes PBS interventions from peer-reviewed research, highlighted in easy-to-understand language to facilitate teachers' knowledge of evidence-based techniques. Real-world examples are provided in conjunction with recommendations to enhance teachers' understanding and implementation of PBS.
This hands-on manual provides instruction on how to build a social skills program and presents effective methods for teaching specific goals. Based on the author's years of experience teaching social skills, this book addresses issues and skills that are often overlooked in other manuals. There is a comprehensive checklist to be used as an assessment of skills and as a method of creating goals for individual students. There are concrete strategies broken down into simple steps for using visuals, video modeling, peer play and natural occurring situations to facilitate social skills learning. Reproducible worksheets to reinforce these skills are also included for easy implementation.
Take a positive approach to behavior intervention for results that work—and last! When there’s a nuclear meltdown happening in your classroom, this book is your trusted guide on what to do in the heat of the moment, and how you can prevent future incidents. These field-tested strategies integrate principles of behavioral intervention with the best practices of positive psychology. Inside you’ll find: Ready-to-use tools and guidelines Practical guidance developed from the author’s extensive experience training educators Solutions that work now and support each student’s future well-being A deliberate focus at the classroom, building, and system level
Help students with the toughest behavior challenges Students needing Tier Three help are few in number, but they can have the biggest impact on classrooms and school culture. With this interactive handbook, you’ll round out your PBIS system by developing, implementing, monitoring, and sustaining flexible Tier Three interventions to address the most challenging behavior issues. Filled with practical examples, case scenarios, and rubrics, this step-by-step guide helps teams: Identify students in need of Tier Three support Create procedures and protocols for students in both general and special education Develop individualized interventions based on student needs and data
Author: Douglas W. Woods
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2008-08-20
If you suffer from Tourette Syndrome (TS), or any other chronic motor or vocal tic disorder, you know how difficult it can be to manage your symptoms. You may be taking medication or working with a medical doctor to control your tics. If you are seeking an alternative or adjunctive treatment, you may wish to try the scientifically proven behavior therapy program described in this workbook. Behavior therapy can teach you skills for effectively managing your tics. Designed to be used in conjunction with visits to a qualified mental health professional, this workbook outlines an 11-session treatment package for adults and children with tic disorders. Behavior therapy can teach you skills for effectively managing your tics. Designed to be used in conjunction with visits to a qualified mental health professional, this workbook outlines an 11-session treatment package for adults and children with tic disorders. The goal of this program is not to cure your disorder, but to teach you the best ways to manage it so that you can improve your quality of life and look to the future with optimism. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! · All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research · A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date · Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available · Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated · A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources · Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)
"Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods." - Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) "We can't leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world's people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources." - Jane Goodall. Like no other group activity book, Rich Esposito shows a fascinating description of our closest relatives' behavior and what they can teach us about ourselves, and the evolution of our own cultures, highlighting the importance of getting to know a student and their needs in the modern day America. His Amazing Group Activities is to ensure students overall quality of life. Student behavior problems demonstrate that there is a reason or purpose behind every behavior. That is, behavior does not "just happen." There are specific actions; environments, people, etc. that trigger the behavior and ability to make reasonable judgments. Esposito's Amazing Group Activities is a must-have for all educators.
Author: Evan M. Forman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-07-13
The obesity epidemic is one of the most serious public health threats confronting the nation and the world. The majority of overweight individuals want to lose weight, but the overall success of self-administered diets and commercial weight loss programs is very poor. Scientific findings suggest that the problem boils down to adherence. The dietary and physical activity recommendations that weight loss programs promote are effective; however, people have difficulty initiating and maintaining changes. Effective Weight Loss presents 25 detailed sessions of an empirically supported, cognitive-behavioral treatment package called Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment (ABT). The foundation of this approach is comprised of the nutritional, physical activity, and behavioral components of the most successful, gold-standard behavioral weight loss programs. These components are synthesized with acceptance, willingness, behavioral commitment, motivation, and relapse prevention strategies drawn from a range of therapies. ABT is based on the idea that specialized self-control skills are necessary for weight control, given our innate desire to consume delicious foods and to conserve energy by avoiding physical activity. These self-control skills revolve around a willingness to choose behaviors that may be perceived as uncomfortable, for the sake of a more valuable objective. The Clinician Guide is geared towards helping administer treatment, and the companion Workbook provides summaries of session content, exercises, worksheets, handouts, and assignments for patients and clients receiving the treatment. The books will appeal to psychologists, primary care physicians, nutritionists, dieticians, and other clinicians who counsel the overweight.
Author: Ross W. Greene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-09-30
The author of The Explosive Child counsels parents and educators on how to best safeguard the interests of children with behavioral, emotional, and social challenges, in a guide that identifies the misunderstandings and practices that are contributing to a growing number of challenged student failures. 60,000 first printing.