Designing Positive Behavior Support Plans

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American Association on Mental Retardation, Jan 1, 1998 - Education - 43 pages
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A timeless reference for school-based teams, community service providers, and parents supporting children with disabilities engaging in difficult behaviors. This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding, designing, and evaluating positive behavior support plans. It explains how to gather important information about problem behaviors, use guidelines for developing comprehensive support plans, and evaluate the success of a support plan.

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Research Foundations
What Is Positive Behavior Support?
Creating Effective Support Plans

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Linda M. Bambara, PhD, received her doctorate in special education from Vanderbilt University with an emphasis in severe disabilities. She is currently Professor of Special Education at Lehigh University and Executive Director of Lehigh Support for Community Living, a university-affiliated program that supports adults with disabilities to live in their communities. For more than 15 years, Dr. Bambara has actively promoted positive behavior supports for school-age children and adults with developmental disabilities, through research, advocacy, and consulting. Her other interests include enhancing self-management, self-determination, and community participation for people with severe disabilities. Dr. Bambara has published numerous articles and book chapters in these areas, including two books on positive behavior support. She serves on five editorial boards of professional journals in developmental disabilities, including the [i]Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions[/i], and is the past editor-in-chief of [i]Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities[/i], formerly the [i]Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (JASH)[/i].
Lee Kern, PhD, received her doctorate in special education from the University of South Florida and is currently Professor of Special Education at Lehigh University. Dr. Kern has worked in special education for more than 20 years as a classroom teacher, behavior specialist, and consultant. Her research interests focus on severe challenging behavior, functional assessment, and curricular interventions, primarily with individuals with social, emotional, and behavioral needs. She has published numerous articles and bookchapters in these areas and has received several grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Mental Health to research strategies to address children's behavioral challenges. Dr. Kern is currently Associate Editor of [i]Education and Treatment of Children[/i], [i]Journal of Behavioral Education[/i], and [i]Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions[/i], and serves on the editorial boards of five educational journals.

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