Summary: This exciting new text provides special educators, school psychologists, and others responsible for programs serving students with EBD with specific methods, supported by sound research and proven by practice, for developing and improving services to this student population. Edition/Copyright: 04
The only text to provide a thorough, comprehensive examination of concepts and strategies needed to effectively develop and implement a program for this student population, this text w ...show moreas written by authors with current and extensive experience working with students with EBD.
Key topics include: (1) the developmental histories of students identified as EBD, (2) best practice in preventing disruptive school behavior, (3) methods for determining eligibility as EBD, (4) practical methods for creating positive adult relationships with these students, (5) methods for creating safe, supportive classroom climates for these students, (6) approaches for effective instruction with students with EBD, (7) methods for conducting functional behavior assessments and developing behavior intervention plans, (8) psychoeducational interventions addressing students developmental/clinical issues, and (9) techniques for collaborating with families and agencies to assist students with EBD.
- Provides specific methods for responding to non-compliance and aggressive student behavior.
- Details practical methods for conducting a functional behavior assessment and developing a workable and effective behavior intervention plan using field-tested methods and numerous case study examples.
- Addresses practical methods for implementing interventions that respond to the social/emotional confusion and misperceptions that influence poor behavior choices made by students identified as EBD. Includes methods for implementing a "Life Space Crisis Intervention," helping students identify and correct their thinking errors, and leading effective groups.
- Provides methods for working with families to develop support groups, working with individual families to develop collaborative plans to assist students, and working with agencies to create effective wrap-around services to meet the multiple needs experienced by students and their families.
- Explores instructional methods for working with students identified as EBD. Includes methods for understanding and increasing students' motivation to learn, incorporating real-world problem solving/service learning into educational programs for this student population, and effective instructional strategies for modifying and adapting curriculum and instruction.
- Discusses such practical issues as the use of "time out," the roles of various staff working in programs for students with EBD, and issues of school discipline with students with EBD.
- Pedagogy includes individual chapter introductions, vignettes, case studies, chapter summaries, and a bibliography.
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.