This much-needed volume presents an up-to-date conceptual model and practical tools for systematically addressing the challenges of problem behavior in schools. Spelling out both the 'whys' and 'hows' of developing and implementing individual behavior support plans, the book gives particular attention to the organizational and team-based structures needed to effect change. Outlined are field-tested procedures that enable the practitioner to: * evaluate student needs using functional behavioral assessment * transform assessment results into practical, function-based interventions for grades K-8 *develop school-wide systems that support the assessment and intervention process *establish clear roles for leaders and members of behavior support teams *work collaboratively with administrators, teachers, students, and parents *meet federal mandates despite limited time and resources An invaluable resource and text, the book features illustrative case examples, figures, and charts. Also included are reproducible assessment instruments, parent and teacher forms, sample meeting agendas, and other useful materials.
Deanne A. Crone, PhD, is Assistant Professor of School Psychology at the University of Oregon. Robert H. Horner, PhD, is Professor of Special Education at the University of Oregon and director of Educational Community Supports (ECS), a College of Education research unit.