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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135205379

ISBN-13: 9780135205372

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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,

Overview

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.

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)

Table of Contents

I. UNDERSTANDING AND ASSESSING BEHAVIOR.

1. Foundations for Understanding and Managing Behavior.
2. Formal Behavioral Assessment.
3. Direct Behavioral Observation and Assessment.
4. Single Subject Designs.

II. INCREASING APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR.

5. Establishing a Reinforcement Program.
6. Cognitive Behavior Modification.
7. The Development of Social Competence.

III. UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS.

8. Behavior Reduction Strategies.
9. Specific Behavior Challenges.

IV. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS.

10. Issues in Early Childhood Behavior.
11. Issues in Adolescent Behavior.
12. Cultural Influences on Behavior.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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