Parenting with Positive Behavior Support: A Practical Guide to Resolving Your Child's Difficult Behavior / Edition 1

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This user-friendly handbook offers parents easy-to-follow guidelines for identifying the reaasoons for thier children's behavior and effectively intervenng through preventing problems, replacing behaviors, and managing consequences.

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Editorial Reviews

Glen Dunlap

"A remarkable achievement . . . represents a major advance in making the fruits of research accessible for families."
Leading Professor, Department of Psychology, State University of New York - Edward Carr
"Thoroughly readable, clear, and practical . . . Parents, get this book and enrich the life of your family!"
Co-Director, Beach Center on Disability, The University of Kansas - Ann Turnbull
"Some books are "nice to have" and others are "need to have". This is a need to have book for families who have children with problem behavior and for professionals who support those families."
Regional Vice Chancellor, Office of Academic Affairs, University of South Florida St. Petersburg - Mark V. Durand
"Represents the accumulated wisdom of parent/researchers who've been there . . . will be the positive behavioral support "bible.""
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Executive Director of the Association for Positive Behavior Support, co-chair of - Tim Knoster
"A wonderful resource for parents as well as direct care staff . . . reflective of state–of–the–art positive behavior support."
Support for Families Newsletter
"[Parenting with Positive Behavior Support] is an enlightening and sometimes disturbing collection of historical accounts by real people. It is well–indexed, footnoted, and contains a bibliography of sources. This is an excellent resource for professionals who are working in the disability community."
parent and Assistant Research Professor, University of Kansas - Amy McCart
"Invaluable . . . offer[s] ideas matched to each child's unique needs while simultaneously addressing the needs of the family."
mother of three, including twins with autism - Elizabeth Wilson
"Because PBS depends greatly on examining the reasons for behavior and discovering the unique path to resolution for that individual, you develop a deeper understanding of the child's actions. You become an expert in prevention, which in turn means success for all involved!"
Easter Seals and Autism blog
"A must-read, not only to help resolve behavioral problems, but also as a great educational tool to begin to understand why the behavior is going on in the first place."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557668653
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Childs is the proud mother of a determined, confident 9-year old daughter and a 13-year old son on the verge of young adulthood. She enjoys managing her children's school, church, sports, scouts, and social activities. Karen also works part-time for Florida's Positive Behavior Support Project at the University of South Florida. In this position, Karen guides the development of school-wide positive behavior support systems and helps teachers and families support children with challenging behavior. Karen's professional experiences include teaching students labeled as severely emotionally disturbed, conducting research on positive behavior support for children with difficult behavior, coordinating state centers on family involvement in education, and training parents and educators on family involvement and transition to kindergarten. This variety of experiences has proven to be very useful to Karen in dealing with the many kinds of challenges she faces in her most important role as a parent. Karen has a M.A. in Special Education from the University of South Florida focusing on emotional and behavioral challenges.

Meme Hieneman is a full-time mother and part-time faculty member at the local university. She has two sons, ages 3 and 5, who are thoughtful, energetic, and generally well behaved, but also typical in that they test her skills and patience on a regular basis. She has a husband who is a true partner in parenting. Meme was in the unique position of being able to leave her full-time employment to stay at home with her children, and now balances a life of preschool, play dates, and professional outlets. Her work involves serving as director of the Positive Family Intervention Project and teaching classes out of the Department of Special Education. In her professional career, Meme worked has with children with severe behavior problems for more than 19 years. While working full-time, she was employed as a group home manager, behavior specialist for a school district, staff member for a program assisting families and professionals of children with autism, director of a state-wide project helping schools to implement positive behavior support, and co-training coordinator for the national Research and Training Center on PBS. Meme has a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of South Florida and an undergraduate degree in psychology, and maintained certification in behavior analysis for 15 years.

Jane Sergay has raised three daughters in partnership with her husband Stephen, a neurologist in Tampa. She feels that her greatest joy and most fulfilling work has been parenting her happy, thoughtful, and capable daughters: Amanda who is a medical resident in dermatology, Rebecca who is a second year law student, and Samantha who is about to start her freshman year in college. While raising her children, Jane developed a parenting education program, and for the last 20 years has been teaching seminars, workshops and individual sessions focused on positive and effective parenting skills. Until recently, she was a faculty member at the University of South Florida, directing programs that emphasize parent involvement in the schools and parent teacher partnerships. She looks forward to working part-time for the Hillsborough County School System in the Department of Family Literacy this fall. Jane's professional work has consistently centered on enhancing the well being of children and their parents. While working in Boston, Jane helped design a model program and taught preschool in an educationally integrated classroom. She continued her work guiding parents in teaching basic skills to children with exceptional needs, researching qualities of good parenting, and teaching classes in child development at the university level. She earned an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Boston University and an M.Ed. in human development from the Harvard Graduate Sc

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Note to the Reader

I: Introduction and Overview: The Basics of Positive Behavior Support

  1. Understanding and Addressing Behavior
  2. Learning About Positive Behavior
II: The Process of Positive Behavior Support: Problem-Solving Through Positive Behavior
  1. Establishing Goals
  2. Gathering and Analyzing Information
  3. Developing a Plan
  4. Using the Plan
III: Stories of Positive Behavior Support: Practicing the Process Through Case Illustrations
  1. Zoë's Story
  2. Isobel's Story
  3. Michael's Story
IV: Enhancing Lives Through Positive Behavior Support: Making Positive Behavior Support Work for Families
  1. Integrating Positive Behavior Support into Family Life
  2. Making Positive Behavior Support Work for Everyone
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2008

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    As a parent this book is easy to follow. It helped me to resolve behavioral problems i encountered with our children. They also liked it too!

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