Behavior Management; Applications for Teachers and Parents / Edition 2

Behavior Management; Applications for Teachers and Parents / Edition 2

by Thomas J. Zirpoli, Kristine J. Melloy
     
 

This applications-oriented book promotes an understanding of both the technical and functional aspects of applied behavior analysis, and examines appropriate implementation strategies for managing behavior wherever adults supervise the activities of children and adolescents - in the classroom, at day care centers, even at home. Based on solid theory,See more details below

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This applications-oriented book promotes an understanding of both the technical and functional aspects of applied behavior analysis, and examines appropriate implementation strategies for managing behavior wherever adults supervise the activities of children and adolescents - in the classroom, at day care centers, even at home. Based on solid theory, it integrates many practical applications, field-based examples and case studies throughout to substantiate material covered. Emphasizing the concept of teaching and reinforcing appropriate behavior and social skills, the book addresses important topics overlooked in most other texts of its kind, such as formal behavioral assessment and cognitive behavior modification. It devotes separate chapters to young children, adolescents, and students from diverse backgrounds, and focuses on specific strategies appropriate for these special populations. Material is enhanced with numerous practical examples, real-life vignettes, intriguing discussion questions, case studies, samples of contracts, and references at the end of each chapter. There's now updated and expanded coverage on ADHD, peer monitoring and mediation, the latest behavior management research, new assessment tools, and cultural influences on behavior, and the book highlights current situations and techniques with new vignettes and examples to involve readers in realistic, contemporary decision making. For teachers and administrators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135205372
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
513
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Understanding Behavior
Ch. 1Foundations of Behavior Modification1
Ch. 2Formal Behavioral Assessment39
Ch. 3Informal Behavioral Assessment79
Ch. 4Single Subject Designs123
Pt. 2Increasing Appropriate Behavior151
Ch. 5Establishing a Reinforcement Program153
Ch. 6Cognitive Behavior Modification199
Ch. 7Development of Social Competence243
Pt. 3Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors297
Ch. 8Behavior Reduction Strategies299
Ch. 9Specific Behavior Challenges345
Pt. 4Special Considerations for Special Populations395
Ch. 10Issues in Early Childhood Behavior397
Ch. 11Issues in Adolescent Behavior435
Ch. 12Cultural Influences on Behavior471
Subject Index515
Author Index529

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