Navigation Links
Positive Behavior Support Is the Progressive Alternative to Restraints and Seclusion in Schools
Date:5/26/2009

New Guide Presents State-of-the-Art Information on Positive Behavior Support Strategies for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Schools

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent special education report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) demonstrated that the use of restraints and seclusions in schools can lead to abuse and even death of special education students. In contrast, Positive Behavior Support (PBS) has emerged in recent years as a progressive and an effective approach to helping people with developmental disabilities overcome challenging behaviors and foster a caring environment in service settings and schools. A new guide from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) titled Designing Positive Behavior Support Plans (Second edition) presents the steps it takes to gather important information about problem behaviors in children and develop and implement comprehensive support plans successfully in classrooms.

"Conventional approaches towards challenging behaviors of people with developmental disabilities have placed exclusive emphasis on using negative consequences to suppress or control behavior. They fail because they ignore the underlying influences for problem behaviors," explain authors Linda M. Bambara and Timothy P. Knoster. "Positive Behavior Support is effective. Rather than exclusively use consequences to control inappropriate behaviors, PBS emphasizes prevention, or changing problem environments, and teaching so that the student learns alterative means for addressing his needs."

Designing Positive Behavior Support Plans is a practical guide that helps professionals think critically about how to approach a student's problem behavior proactively. Included in the book are detailed directions on using functional behavior assessments, including an abridged assessment process for students with less intensive problem behaviors. Replete with examples, checklists, tips, and forms, Designing also includes a comprehensive case study, two sample support plans, a progress evaluation summary, and a list of frequently asked questions. The expanded second edition has been updated to reflect many changes that have taken place in the field of school-wide PBS over the past decade.

Founded in 1876, AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Other popular tools published by AAIDD in the area of supports and supported living are the Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum (http://bookstore.aaidd.org) for direct support professionals and the Supports Intensity Scale (www.siswebsite.org) assessment designed to develop services and funding mechanisms for people with developmental disabilities.

Designing Positive Behavior Support Plans is for special education teachers, service providers, students, as well as parents of children with developmental disabilities. To read book details, customer reviews and a chapter excerpt, and purchase an AAIDD book, visit http://bookstore.aaidd.org. For questions, email books@aaidd.org.

To view the special education report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, please visit: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09719t.pdf


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AKELA Pharma Inc. announces positive results for the extension part of its Phase IIb Fentanyl TAIFUN(R) trial
2. UCLA/RAND study shows that many children of HIV-positive parents are not in their custody
3. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Reports Eighteenth Consecutive Year of Positive Performance
4. Nutrition model stresses positive experience of eating
5. Ultrasound plus mammography finds more cancers, but increases false positives
6. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. reports positive interim results of UK phase Ia/Ib trials
7. PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Surgical Incision Wound Healing Results With the PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM)
8. Facet Solutions AFRS(TM) Implant Demonstrates Positive Clinical Results After One Year Follow Up
9. Evotec Reports Positive Top-Line Results in Phase II Study With EVT 201 in Elderly Insomniacs With Daytime Sleepiness
10. A low prevalence of H pylori in HIV-positive patients
11. Drug Company-Funded Asthma Drug Studies More Positive
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) ... for its uniformed service members, the retired service members, their families and other eligible ... May 12th National Nurses Week. It acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Amica Life Insurance ... understand life insurance throughout various life stages. , The site launched on April ... calculator and content specific to the times when life insurance matters most. , ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... In ... will offer an incentive to people who share their fitness journey on social ... and premium first aid products, will award a $100 product voucher each week during ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... Beach, California announced today the release of Grow Healthy Vending’s newly revamped brand ... of the fastest growing healthy vending providers in North America with locations across ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Over $60 Billion is spent ... pet gear and toys, leading product review site for Toys, Tots, Pets & More ... at their Spring Showcase at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... May 2, 2016 Kalorama Information noted the ... Records) market in a recent white paper.  The healthcare ... physician usage, a growing market are among the top ... Kalorama,s report EMR 2016: The Market for ... seventh complete study of the EMR industry, and the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... 2016 Leading Economies with Fastest Real GDP Annual Percentage ... Uzbekistan 8 Ireland 7.8 India 7.3, , Source: IMF and ... which comprises of Brazil , Russia , ... South Africa , registered the fastest GDP growth during the first decade ... , recession in Brazil and Russia ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... , May 2, 2016  Deerfield announced ... financing of Graybug Vision, Inc. Graybug Vision is ... therapies that may transform care for ocular diseases ... Graybug Vision,s technology was first developed at Johns ... a startup venture. Graybug Vision ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: