This new edition of the authors guide to functional assessment procedures includes a variety of strategies for assessing problem behavior situations, and presents a systematic approach for designing behavioral support programs based on those assessments. Professionals and students alike will appreciate the way the authors help readers learn to conduct functional assessments and develop their own intervention programs.
This guide to functional assessment procedures includes a variety of strategies for assessing problem behavior situations, and presents a systematic approach for designing behavioral support programs based on those assessments. Professionals and other readers learn to conduct functional assessments and develop their own intervention programs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Early response leads to better outcomes, and now this groundbreaking book gives you successful classroom and schoolwide strategies to stop problem behavior before it starts.
Die Übersetzung der bewährten Einführung in die Informatik, entstanden am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), wird seit Jahren erfolgreich in der Lehre eingesetzt. Schritt für Schritt werden Konstruktion und Abstraktion von Daten und Prozeduren dargestellt. Von der Modularisierung bis zum Problemlösen mit Registermaschinen werden verschiedene Programmierparadigmen entwickelt und die effektive Handhabung von Komplexität gezeigt. Als Programmiersprache wird SCHEME verwendet, ein Dialekt von LISP. Alle Programme laufen in jeder dem IEEE-Standard entsprechenden SCHEME-Implementierung.
Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung sind einem erheblichen Risiko ausgesetzt, selbstverletzendes Verhalten über die Lebensspanne zu entwickeln. Häufig kommt es zur Ausbildung des Verhaltens bereits im Kindesalter, und es kann zu schweren körperlichen Verletzungen sowie zur sozialen Isolation der Person führen. Bei Eltern und dem betreuendem Umfeld kann das Verhalten große Sorgen, Ängste und Hilflosigkeit auslösen, aber auch Wut und Unverständnis über das Verhalten. Die Ursachen für die Entwicklung und Aufrechterhaltung sind vielfältig und bedürfen einer ausführlichen, multimodalen Diagnostik zur Identifikation der begünstigenden, auslösenden und aufrechterhaltenden Bedingungen. Vor dem Hintergrund der frühen Entwicklung und hohen Persistenz des selbstverletzenden Verhaltens kommt der Früherkennung und adäquaten Behandlung eine große Bedeutung zu. Das Buch enthält umfangreiche Informationen zur Definition, Klassifikation, Epidemiologie, Symptomatik und zu komorbiden Störungen. Zudem wird der aktuelle Wissenschaftsstand über die Ursachen und Funktionen des Verhaltens, das Vorgehen innerhalb der multimodalen Diagnostik sowie die verhaltenstherapeutische und psychopharmakologische Behandlung – in Abhängigkeit der zugrunde liegenden Ursachen – erläutert und anhand von Beispielen illustriert. Möglichkeiten der Eltern- und Teamberatung und Krisenintervention werden vorgestellt sowie die ambulante und stationäre Versorgungssituation, die evidenzbasierte Praxis und die Evaluation von Interventionen beschrieben.
As the cornerstone of applied behavior analysis, functional assessment is supported by a burgeoning literature that focuses on identification of and interventions for aggressive, self-injurious, and other challenging behaviors. Although the number of research studies continues to grow, full-length volumes on using functional assessment to address these behaviors remain few and far between. Comprehensive in coverage, Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors expands the knowledge base by providing information on all aspects of its topic. This unique volume addresses basic questions in salient detail, from types and rates of challenging behaviors to populations that warrant functional assessment. In addition, it examines typical assessment techniques, including interview, scaling, experimental, and in vivo methods. The use of functional assessment in treatment planning – and in combination with other interventions – is covered in depth. An especially timely chapter identifies key ethical and legal concerns in working with challenging behavior populations. Coverage includes: The history of behavior analysis and functional assessment. The nature, prevalence, and characteristics of challenging behaviors. Interview and observation methods in functional assessment and analysis. Experimental functional analysis for challenging behaviors. Treatment methods commonly used with functional assessment. Using functional assessment in treatment planning. Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors is an essential resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, pediatric psychiatry and medicine, social work, rehabilitation, and developmental psychology.
Published in 2000, Functional Behavioral Assessment is a valuable contribution to the field of Education.
Juvenile sex offender therapy has changed markedly since it emerged in the 1980s. Toolkit for Working with Juvenile Sex Offenders provides therapists with a summary of evidence-based practice with this population, including working with comorbid conditions and developmental disabilities. It provides tools for use in assessment, case formulation, and treatment, and includes forms, checklists, and exercises. The intended audience is practitioners engaged in the assessment and treatment of juveniles whose sexual interests and/or behaviors are statistically non-normative and/or problematic. Readers will find a chapter on academic assessment and intervention, a domain frequently not covered by texts in this field. Identifies evidence-based treatment practice specifically for juveniles Provides tools for assessment, case formulation, and treatment Covers treatment in comorbid conditions or developmental disabilities Contains forms, checklists, and client exercises for use in practice
Successful transition from school to adult life has always been difficult for people with disabilities, especially in the area of employment. The vast majority of people with disabilities are either unemployed or underemployed with low wages and few benefits, and many governments are struggling to find a way of providing employment and benefits to people with disabilities without creating disincentives to work. This book provides strategies and ideas for improving the lives of people with disabilities, exploring new ways of enabling a successful transition to an integrated adult working life by providing effective instruction and support. Following an introduction which outlines the importance of transition services and meaningful outcomes, topics covered in the remaining chapters include: Person Centered Transition Planning; Enhancing Competence and Independence; Employment Assessment and Career Development; Collaboration between Agencies for a Seamless Transition; Independent Living and Supported Living; and Community Functioning Skills. The book will be of interest to all those who work with transition age students as well as those who work with adults with disabilities and want to enable them to have the best life possible. To paraphrase Helen Keller "people with disabilities not only need to be given lives, they need to be given lives worth living."
Edited by recognized experts Michel Hersen and David Reitman, Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment, Volume 2, Children and Adolescents, is a thorough and practical reference for those working with children and adolescents. Bringing together the most current theories and evidence-based applications, chapters address issues of importance including depressive disorders, substance use disorders, and childhood psychosis. Each chapter follows a structured format, opening with an overview of assessment, followed by case conceptualization, and, finally, recommended treatment.
Provides definitions for eligibility, strategies for assessment and intervention of the changes in law. Compiles the best thinking from researchers and practitioners who are experts in the practice implications of the amendments.
In recent years, a central focus in the field of prevention and early intervention has been on ways to effectively support young children with challenging behavior and their families. Interventions utilizing Functional Assessment (FA) and Positive behavior support (PBS) are some of the most promising evidence-based practices for this population. These approaches focus on reducing challenging behaviors that can have a negative impact on children while also helping children to develop and engage in socially desirable behaviors (Koegel, Koegel, & Dunlap, 1996).
Positive, mutually supportive relationships among students with and without disabilities are a critical part of inclusive schooling - they improve students' social skills and help boost academic achievement. Educators will foster these meaningful relationships with the revised and updated edition of Social Relationships and Peer Support. This second edition is enhanced throughout with new information on legislative changes, thoroughly updated references, new peer support guidelines for middle and high school, and ready-to-use strategies on everything from teaching social skills to making peer instruction work.
Contains several articles by experts in the fields of special education and psychology. Each article explores the issues, theories, and practices of assessing problem behavior and determining how to use this information. Together, the articles of this text present current advances in the use of functional assessment technology: taking the techniques and strategies of traditional functional analysis and using this information to construct clinical interventions. Three sections focus on the following topics: how functional assessment can be used to intervene effectively and change problem behavior, common procedures for using functional assessment in the preschool and school classroom, and new directions and trends in the field of functional assessment. A thorough and well-researched base of knowledge on problem behavior is provided, and the student learns the many ways in which this behavior may be diagnosed, intervened, and ideally changed.
Chapters by professionals and parents offer insight on theory, practice, and research in positive behavior support (PBS) with families affected by developmental disabilities and problem behavior. Early chapters describe PBS and look at assessment and intervention in family contexts. Later chapters p
Written by an educator and consultant who has spent 30 years working with children and families and a writer who specializes in education issues, Challenging Behaviors in Elementary and Middle School is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for everyone who plans to work-or is currently working-in elementary and middle schools. This new text presents in-depth background information and strategies to help pre-service and practicing teachers understand, prevent, and address the behavior problems foundso often in today's schools.
Preparing those who work with special-needs infants and preschoolers to use assessment for the purpose of planning effective, personalized intervention programs, this guide contains thoroughly updated material to ensure readers are up to date on developments in the field.
This is a comprehensive and current description of research-based methods on teaching students with severe disabilities including students with autism and functional skill needs. This edition reflects 1997 IDEA in all chapters, particularly those that deal with the topics of transition and families. New to the fifth edition is a chapter on peer/social relationships. The book is designed to create and maintain reader interest with effective photographs, vignettes, specific charts, and unique figures and tables.
Two renowned authors provide an in-depth look into the latest research on specific strategies for responding to challenging behavior, including guidance, punishment, and positive behavior support and functional assessment as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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