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Brenda K. Scheuermann is a professor of special education at Texas State University, where she coordinates graduate programs in Behavioral Disorders/Positive Behavioral Supports. She has co-authored three texts: Positive Behavioral Supports for the Classroom, 2e (2012, Pearson), Autism: Teaching Does Make a Difference (2002, Cengage Learning), and Educating Students with Autism: The Quick-Start Manual (2008, Pro-Ed, Inc.). She is a nationally known presenter in the areas of classroom management, teaching students with behavioral disorders, and schoolwide positive behavioral supports. In addition, she consults frequently with schools, alternative disciplinary settings, and juvenile justice programs to improve programs for children and youth with challenging behaviors. She is also the founder/developer of The Teaching Zone (www.theteachingzone), an innovative, on-line teacher training website.
Judy A. Hall is retired from public school education after almost 30 years of service. During this time she worked as a Teacher, a Behavior Specialist, and a Teacher Trainer with students ranging in age from 5 to 19 years. Because of her love for educational experiences, she continues to work as a Learning Specialist at Saint Dominic Savio Catholic High School.
Table of Contents
Part I - Foundations of Behavior Management and Positive Behavioral Supports
Chapter 1 Introduction to Behavior Management and Positive Behavioral Supports
Chapter 2 Theoretical Models to Explain Challenging Behavior
Part II - Assessment and Monitoring
Chapter 3 Determining Reasons for Challenging Behavior Through Functional Assessment
Chapter 4 Prevention Through Behavioral and Academic Monitoring
Part III - Creating a Proactive Learning Environment Through Universal Level Supports and Interventions
Chapter 5 Prevention Through Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Supports
Chapter 6 Prevention Through Rules and Procedures
Chapter 7 Prevention Through Effective Use of Schedule, Climate, and Classroom Planning and Organization
Chapter 8 Prevention Through High-Quality Instruction
Part IV - Targeted Level Inteventions and Supports
Chapter 9 Providing Support Through Social Skills Instruction
Chapter 10 Providing Support Through Reinforcement: Introduction to Reinforcement
Chapter 11 Providing Support Through Specific Reinforcement Applications
Part IV - Behavior Reductive Interventions
Chapter 12 Managing Challenging Behaviors Using Behavior Reductive Interventions