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Chitiyo, Jonathan; May, Michael E. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
The Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Support model (SWPBIS) continues to gain widespread use across schools in the United States and abroad. Despite its widespread implementation, little research has examined factors that influence its sustainability. Informed by Rogers's diffusion theory, this study examined school personnel's…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Sustainability
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Oakes, Wendy Peia; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Cox, Meredith Lucille; Messenger, Mallory – Preventing School Failure, 2014
In this article, the authors provide an overview of behavior screening tools available, including free and commercially available options. Next, the authors offer step-by-step procedures for (a) selecting, (b) scheduling, (c) preparing, (d) administering, and (e) scoring and interpreting behaviors screening tools. The authors conclude with…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Decision Making, Models
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Neitzel, Jennifer – Preventing School Failure, 2010
Positive behavior support has gained attention in recent years as an effective practice for reducing challenging behaviors in children and youth with a variety of disabilities including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The goal of positive behavioral interventions for students with ASD is to prevent and reduce the occurrence of interfering…
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Modification, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Bellini, Scott; McConnell, Luke L. – Preventing School Failure, 2010
Video-self modeling (VSM) is an effective but underused instructional strategy for youth on the autism spectrum. The authors present VSM in the context of strength-based educational programming for youth on the autism spectrum. The authors summarize research studies investigating VSM with youth on the autism spectrum in school settings and discuss…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Methods
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Conroy, Maureen A.; Davis, Carol Ann – Preventing School Failure, 2000
This article outlines a proactive framework for preventing and remediating challenging behaviors in preschool- and elementary-aged children through the implementation of functional behavioral assessments and the disciplinary provisions outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997. The model requires assessing environments,…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Discipline, Educational Legislation
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Braaten, Sheldon – Preventing School Failure, 1991
A draft policy developed by the Minneapolis (Minnesota) public schools concerning the use of aversive or deprivation procedures with students who are handicapped is presented. The policy model covers such elements as response to prior interventions; written treatment plan; informed consent; supervision; maintenance and retention of records;…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Discipline Policy