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Andrews, Weke; Houchins, David; Varjas, Kris – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Although residential school characteristics (e.g., smaller class sizes, the availability of remedial education, student-centered curricula, flexible scheduling) are tailored to better support students with challenges (Kleiner et al., 2002), these modifications alone may not be enough to improve the challenging behaviors that students in…
Descriptors: Residential Schools, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Nontraditional Education
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Musti-Rao, Shobana; Hawkins, Renee O.; Tan, Carol – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
In recent years, the response to intervention (RTI) model has not only gained popularity as an alternate approach to identifying students with learning disabilities but also offered general education teachers a framework for problem solving at the classroom level. The model emphasizes ongoing progress monitoring of student performance to make…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries
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Ryan, Amanda L.; Halsey, Heather N.; Matthews, William J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article presents a rationale for the functional behavioral assessment (FBA) approach to solving behavior problems in the classroom as well as FBA components and applications. The paper notes advantages of FBA as well as legal and ethical reasons for using FBA. A case study illustrates use of FBA within a four-stage decision-making framework.…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Decision Making
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Shippen, Margaret E.; Simpson, Robert G.; Crites, Steven A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article provides guidance on the use of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) techniques to identify the function of problem behaviors by recording antecedents and consequences of each behavior. It includes a case study illustrating application of FBA as well as a sample form for recording observations, developing a behavioral hypothesis,…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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King, Beverly – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Describes a collaborative consultative program used with 26 elementary school teachers in three schools. Emphasis was on encouraging teachers' creativity and innovation in selecting and implementing teaching strategies. Workshops demonstrated a problem-solving approach to selecting appropriate interventions with individual children. A chart shows…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Consultation Programs, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Saren, Dru – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1999
Presents a "Decision Tree" process for structuring team decision making and problem solving about specific student behavioral goals. The Decision Tree involves a sequence of questions/decisions that can be answered in "yes/no" terms. Questions address reasonableness of the goal, time factors, importance of the goal, responsibilities, safety,…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Behavioral Objectives, Cooperative Planning
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Mehas, Kay; Boling, Kevin; Sobieniak, Sharon; Sprague, Jeffrey; Burke, Mack D.; Hagan, Shanna – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1998
This article describes a school-wide violence prevention program at one Oregon middle school. The school implemented the Second Step curriculum, which teaches students nonviolent alternatives to address conflict and concepts of empathy, impulse control, problem solving, and anger management. The process used to select, implement, and evaluate the…
Descriptors: Anger, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Conflict Resolution
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Fulk, Cindy L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
This article describes a model to assist teachers in solving academic or behavioral problems of students with learning disabilities. The model uses the word PINPOINT as a mnemonic technique to address Problem identification, Importance rating, Noting the behaviors to develop, Possible solutions, Optimal options for the student, Ideal interventions…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education