Behavior
 


Discipline: Suspension and Expulsion
This article discusses how children with disabilities are subject to the same punishments as their nondisabled peers, but they are guaranteed certain protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Parent Information Network 

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Interventions: What Parents Need to Know
This overview will help parents understand functional behavioral assessments and positive interventions.
Author: Dixie Jordan
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Pacer Center

Intervention Name: Choice-Making
This evidence-based intervention describes a choice-making intervention that provides a method for reducing undesirable behaviors by allowing for student choice in at least one of two areas: assignment selection, or the order of assignment completion. Procedures with elements of success are included.
Author: Daniel Cohen
Publication Date April 2013
Publisher: University of Missouri


Managing Behaviors and the IEP
This article describes how children can be taught appropriate behavior skills once behaviors are analyzed and understood through the use of a functional behavioral assessment and a behavior intervention plan.
Publication Date: Revised 2010
Publisher: Parent Information Network

Pairing Positive Reinforcement with Planned Ignoring: A Study Guide for Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Your Home
This study guide is a resource to help parents use positive reinforcement and planned ignoring in the home. When used together, these two strategies can effectively reduce unwanted behaviors and increase positive, more appropriate behaviors.
Author: B. Martin
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh


Tantrums, Tears, and Tempers: Behavior Is Communication
This article explains behavior is affected by a child’s developmental stage, temperament, and type of disability and is the way a child expresses something that cannot be told in words. Strategies are included for effectively managing the behavior. 
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Pacer Center

Use Positive Strategies to Protect Your Child with Disabilities from Bullying
This article discusses how parents can protect their children with disabilities by promoting effective strategies, using the Individualized Education Program (IEP) as a tool, working with the school, and knowing their child’s rights under the law.
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: Pacer Center

Using Choice and Preference to Promote Improved Behavior
This easy-to-read brief describes the choice-making strategy, the importance of offering choices to children, the behavioral changes that can be expected, resources that are needed, and who benefits from this intervention.
Authors: G. Dunlap and D. LIso
Publication Date: August 2004
Publisher: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning


What if Your Child Is the Bully?
This article provides information that can help parents identify if their child is bullying others and how to help their child stop the behavior.
Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Pace

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