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Practical and applied, this text focuses specifically on preventing and remediating challenging behavior in school settings at all grade levels, from preschool through high school, in the general education and self-contained classroom settings, and across students with and without special needs. It provides assessment strategies: to identify the function of behavior and specific strategies within each function; to increase appropriate behavior and those to support and partner with families; for providing consultation and working as a team to address behavior. This approach to functional assessment and intervention introduces a sensory regulation/sensory stimulation function and provides strategies related to sensory-based challenging behavior. Its strong use of vignettes and open-ended case studies promotes problem-solving among readers as they identify the function of behavior, choose intervention options, and pinpoint typical functional assessment practices. Taking a comprehensive and positive approach to managing behavior, this practical book provides useful applications to assist education professionals and families in selecting detailed interventions to address challenging behavior. Through these positive interventions, appropriate behavior is supported, replacing challenging behavior.
Written for special and general educators, consultants, therapists, administrators, and families who work with students and children with behavior concerns, this comprehensive, practical treatment of the topic presents a functional assessment model based on a naturalistic and team-based approach in preventing and resolving challenging behavior in school settings.
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Part I. Introduction to Challenging Behavior and the Functional Assessment and Intervention Model
Chapter 1 The Importance of Identifying and Addressing Challenging Behavior
Chapter 2 Identifying Why Challenging Behavior Occurs
Chapter 3 Assumptions and Goals of Functional Assessment
Part II. Conducting a Functional Assessment
Chapter 4 Assessing the Current Environment
Chapter 5 Identifying the Function of Challenging and Appropriate Behaviors
Part III. Selecting and Implementing Function-Based Interventions
Chapter 6 Selecting Setting Events, Antecedent, and Consequence Strategies and Appropriate Replacement Behaviors
Chapter 7 Intervention Strategies Related to the Positive Reinforcement Function
Chapter 8 Intervention Strategies Related to the Negative Reinforcement Function
Chapter 9 General Intervention Strategies Related to the Sensory Regulation/Sensory Stimulation Function
Chapter 10 Specific Intervention Strategies Related to the Increase and Decrease in Sensory Regulation/Sensory Stimulation
Chapter 11 Strategies to Promote Generalization and Maintenance of Behavior and to Prevent the Development and Recurrence of Behavior
Part IV. Functional Assessment Within School Settings
Chapter 12 Guidelines for Program Implementation and Consultation