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.
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.
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.
Author: Michelle R. Davis
Release Date: 2011
This guide gives parents and teachers of students with conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, or other emotional and behavioral disorders the strategies they need to help these kids overcome their struggles and find success in school.
Author: Michael J. Asher
Publisher: Research Press
Release Date: 2010-01-01
This user-friendly and comprehensive resource provides over 50reproducible forms and numerous intervention procedures foundedin evidence-based research and standards. Forms and interventionshave been developed and successfully applied in clinicalwork with children and adolescents having a wide range of diagnoses,including AD/HD, autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders,oppositional defiant disorder, and anxiety disorders. The book isdivided into three sections: Problem Identification, Measurementand Functional Behavior Assessment, and Interventions. Includescase examples and numerous completed sample forms, as well asa companion CD of all the printable forms.
Author: Ross W. Greene
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-03-28
Implement a more constructive approach to difficult students Lost and Found is a follow-up to Dr. Ross Greene's landmark works, The Explosive Child and Lost at School, providing educators with highly practical, explicit guidance on implementing his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Problem Solving model with behaviorally-challenging students. While the first two books described Dr. Greene's positive, constructive approach and described implementation on a macro level, this useful guide provides the details of hands-on CPS implementation by those who interact with these children every day. Readers will learn how to incorporate students' input in understanding the factors making it difficult for them to meet expectations and in generating mutually satisfactory solutions. Specific strategies, sample dialogues, and time-tested advice help educators implement these techniques immediately. The groundbreaking CPS approach has been a revelation for parents and educators of behaviorally-challenging children. This book gives educators the concrete guidance they need to immediately begin working more effectively with these students. Implement CPS one-on-one or with an entire class Work collaboratively with students to solve problems Study sample dialogues of CPS in action Change the way difficult students are treated The discipline systems used in K-12 schools are obsolete, and aren't working for the kids to whom they're most often applied – those with behavioral challenges. Lost and Found provides a roadmap to a different paradigm, helping educators radically transform the way they go about helping their most challenging students.
Maximizing student capacity and restoring motivation—the key to school success Brain research has the power to revolutionize education, but it can be difficult for educators to implement innovative strategies without the proper knowledge or resources. The Education Revolution bridges the gap between neuroscience, psychology, and educational practice. It delivers what educators need: current and relevant concrete applications to use in classrooms and schools. Readers will find Teaching strategies and model lessons designed to advance academic performance Solution-focused practices to address the root of negative behaviors Approaches to counteract the negative impact of technology on the brain Concrete methods to improve school climate
Author: Patricia K. Tollison
Publisher: Pro Ed
Release Date: 2011
Organized as both a text about self-regulation and a step-by-step, practical guide to developing a program for helping children and adolescents, this text is a valuable resource for counselors, teachers, and behavior specialists. Chapters 1-3 provide research-based information regarding the connections between emotional intelligence, somatic experience, emotional regulation, and relationships and the ability to self-regulate. Chapter 4 Is a how-to for using somatic interventions. Chapter 5 links the concepts of solution-focused therapeutic approaches to the emotional/somatic concepts. Chapter 6 integrates the theory and literature into a model for use in the schools and mental health settings to help children and adolescents regulate their emotions and behaviors. Vignettes and case examples are included.
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.
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: Katherine Nguyen Williams
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Treating adolescents with depression is challenging. This breakthrough book offers a new, cutting-edge treatment for children and teens with depression using a modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach. Modular CBT for Depressed Children and Adolescents offers a user-friendly, step-by-step transdiagnostic approach to help you treat youths whose depression presents in diverse ways. This manual offers a compelling rationale for using modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a brief overview of the limitations in community mental health that led to the development of the modular approach, distinctions from standard CBT, and a review of the current research supporting the effectiveness of this treatment. Guided by innovative research and best practices, this book provides practical steps for creating a personalized treatment approach for each client that incorporates safety needs, symptoms presentation, etiology, cultural and spiritual background, and family factors. You will also find tools to create a pragmatic conceptualization that can be coupled with the specialized treatment interventions of modular CBT. If you are looking for a detailed, session-by-session treatment program that includes specific instructions on how to use the modular approach to meet the individualized needs of your clients, this book will be your guide.