This unique book will provide teachers and other service providers the knowledge and skills for positive behavior supports in school settings, thereby improving the academic and social skills of their students. It is written in an informational format that teachers and other service providers can immediately put to use. The text is generic across age levels K-12, and focuses on the positive behavior supports in school settings. Each chapter begins with Key Written Questions, followed by Window to the World case studies, Discussion Questions, and suggestions for classroom and school activities. Additionally, an overview of positive behavior supports is examined, which includes measuring behavior, functional assessment and analysis, reinforcement, punishment, classroom structure, preventative procedures and Interventions, cooperative learning and peer tutoring. The self-management strategies, social skills instruction, and school-wide positive behavior supports are vital points that will prove valuable for training purposes. This “how to teach” book is written for teachers and other direct service providers in a non-technical manner with specific real-world examples.
Chapter 1: Overview of Positive Behavior Supports
1. What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
2. What are Positive Behavior Supports?
3. How are Positive Behavior Supports different than other ? approaches?
4. Why are Positive Behavior Supports important?
5. What are barriers to the implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Supports?
6. How do Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Supports relate to student learning?
7. What is the three tier model of support?
8. What are evidence-based practices?
Chapter 2: Measuring Behavior
1. Why is it important to collect data?
2. How do you operationally define behavior and why is it important to do so?
3. What are dimensions of behavior for measurement purposes?
4. What are good ways to collect data?
5. How do you know whether student behavior has changed?
6. How do you best present data for analysis?
7. How can you use technology in data collection?
Chapter 3: Functional Assessment And Analysis
1. What are the functions of behavior?
2. What role do antecedents and consequences play in the understanding of the function of behavior?
3. What is ABC analysis?
4. How should interviews be used in determining the ? function of the behavior?
5. How should direct observations be used in determining ? the function of the behavior?
6. How should systematic manipulations be used in determining ? the function of the behavior?
7. How do you determine replacement behaviors that serve ? the same function as the undesirable behaviors?
Chapter 4: Reinforcement
1. What is positive reinforcement?
2. What is negative reinforcement?
3. What are criticisms of using reinforcement?
4. What are applications of reinforcement?
5. What are guidelines for using reinforcement?
6. What are different types of reinforcement?
7. How do you use reinforcement to increase behaviors?
8. How do you use reinforcement to decrease behaviors?
Chapter 5: Punishment
1. What is Type 1 punishment?
2. What is Type 2 punishment?
3. What are criticisms of using punishment?
4. How is punishment most effectively implemented?
5. What are guidelines for using punishment?
6. What are different types of punishment?
Chapter 6: Classroom Structure
1. What are classroom rules?
2. What are classroom guidelines?
3. What are classroom procedures?
4. What are guidelines for adults in the classroom?
Chapter 7: Preventative Procedures and Interventions
1. What are ecological modifications?
2. What is goal setting?
3. What are token economies?
4. What is the Good Behavior Game?
5. What is relaxation training?
6. What are curriculum modifications?
7. How do academic Achievement and Positive Behavior ?Supports work together?
8. What is anger control training?
9. What are pretask requests?
Chapter 8: Cooperative Learning And Peer Tutoring
1. What is cooperative learning?
2. What is peer tutoring?
Chapter 9: Self-Management Strategies
1. What is self-management?
2. Why are using self-management strategies advantageous ? for students?
3. What are the types of self-management strategies?
4. How are self-management skills best taught?
5. How can self-management strategies be used effectively to increase a student’s positive behavior? 185
Chapter 10: Social Skills Instruction
1. Why are social skills important?
2. Is having good social competence the same as having good ? social skills?
3. How does one assess social skills? 202
4. What are instructional strategies for teaching social skills? 209
Chapter 11: School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports
1. What are School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports?
2. How do you teach School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports ? to students?
3. How do you reinforce School-Wide Positive Behavior ? Supports?
4. How do you Assess School-Wide Positive Behavior ? Supports?
5. How do you identify and develop interventions for students ? needing additional supports?
Chapter 12: Schools, Agencies, And Families Working ?Together
1. Why is family involvement important in Positive Behavior ? Supports?
2. What mental health resources are available?
3. What are wraparound services?
4. How can school violence be prevented?
5. How can bullying be prevented?
6. What is the Juvenile Justice System and how does it ? interface with Positive Behavior Supports?
CHAPTER 13: Behavior Support Plans
1. What are Behavior Support Plans and Why are they ? Important?
2. What Components Should be in a Behavior Support ? Plan?
3. How should the Competing Behavior Model be used to ? decide upon potential interventions?
4. What is an Example of a Comprehensive Behavior ? Support Plan?