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Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level

Red Zone Strategies

This book describes a research-based model for creating intervention plans to modify extremely challenging behavior. Included are success stories and tools, including analysis forms, charts, and templates.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: K-12
  • ISBN: 9781412982016
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2011
  • Page Count: 216
  • Publication date: August 07, 2012

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"Dr. Riffel's materials are so practical that even new teachers can conduct a functional behavior assessment and implement a meaningful plan with ease."
—Michelle Doty, Assistant Professor
Lewis-Clark State College, ID

"This book provides teachers with a road map to success."
—Karen Barineau, Autism Specialist
DeKalb County Schools, Stone Mountain, GA

Help students move from the "red zone" to the success zone!

How would you respond to a student who frequently has emotional meltdowns, hits other students, or uses unacceptable language? These and other extremely challenging behaviors are identified as tertiary level or "red zone" by the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model. Laura A. Riffel describes in teacher-friendly terms how to use this model to create an intervention plan to modify disruptive behavior. Research-based and easy-to-use methods for general and special educators, administrators, and counselors include:

  • A data-driven approach to solving problems
  • Techniques and strategies for collecting and analyzing data
  • Methods for teaching replacement behavior
  • Examples that show how to modify consequences

Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level helps teachers develop a better understanding of their impact on students' behavior and empowers them to make positive changes. Included are success stories, analysis forms, charts, and templates that show teachers how to "mine the data for gold," create crisis plans, and steer students toward positive behaviors.

Key features

  • Data collection tools
  • Competing pathway charts
  • Analysis forms
  • Examples from the field of real students whose behaviors have successfully been modified to appropriate behaviors


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Laura A. Riffel

Laura A. Riffel is currently the director of Behavior Doctor Seminars, a company dedicated to helping teachers have all the tools they need to ameliorate behavioral issues in the classroom. She has trained hundreds of thousands of teachers, bus drivers, administrators, parents, paraprofessionals, counselors, psychologists, and social workers in the United States, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. She taught for over 30 years and ran a statewide program for children with behaviors that were impeding learning in the classrooms and a day program for children with severe behaviors.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Author

1. Overview of Functional Behavior Assessment

2. Function Based Support: Mining the Data for Gold

3. Indirect Methods for Determining Function of Behavior

4. Direct Methods for Data Collection

5. Observing and Recording Behavior

6. Crisis Plans

7. Data Don’t Lie: Real Data from the Field

8. Analysis of the Data

9. Behavioral Intervention Planning Using a Problem Solving Model

10. Antecedent Manipulations or Modifications for Proactive Planning

11. Behavior Teaching

12. Consequence Modification

13. Sample Interventions Based on Function

14. Carrying Out the Plan and Follow-Up




Price: $39.95
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