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Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level
Red Zone Strategies



May 2011 | 216 pages | Corwin
This book focuses on tier three behavior support for students who exhibit very challenging behavior and who require intensive individual instruction to modify it. The educator will be able to read the book and use the information to successfully implement a functional behavior assessment. The result will be a behavioral intervention plan which is based on data and positive and proactive strategies rather than on adult reactions to negative behavior. This easy-to-use guide will help K–12 educators understand the importance of having a plan and includes:

- An overview of functional support

- A problem solving model

- Data collection techniques and tools

- Antecedent and consequence modifications

- Replacement behavior teaching

- Behavioral intervention planning with highlights from real students


 
Acknowledgments
 
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
 
Appendix

"The true test of a teacher’s character is not about managing problem behavior today in our classroom but how we, as educators, move towards modifying and shaping behaviors for individuals to achieve a better future. Laura Riffel’s book provides us with the knowledge and insight to challenging behaviors and assists educators with a roadmap to success. A must read for all teachers!"

Karen Barineau, Autism Specialist
DeKalb County Schools, Stone Mountain, GA

“Dr. Riffel’s book is loaded with practical information for addressing behavior issues. I cannot imagine a behavioral support team succeeding without mastering the concepts explained in her book. She helps you understand what sets a behavior in motion and how to become a behavior change agent. Dr. Riffel understands behavior and how to become successful with students. I highly recommend this book!”

Kayla A. Bower, Executive Director
Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc.

"Dr. Laura Riffel has an incredible way of explaining behavior in a common sense way. Her approach to the material is scientific while based on many successfully improved situations in schools and clinics. Her ability to explain functions of behavior makes the subject clear for parents, teachers, administrators, and specialists. Real-life examples used throughout the book provide a deeper basis for understanding to the reader."

Lisa Williams, Behavior Specialist
Effective Behavioral Solutions, Apharetta, GA

"Dr. Riffel’s materials are so practical that even new teachers can conduct a functional behavior assessment and implement a meaningful plan with ease. My students need strategies that work and do not take hours of learning to perfect. This book gives great examples and case studies that will guide my students to successfully mine that data for gold."

Michelle Doty, Assistant Professor and Special Education Program Director
Lewis-Clark State College, ID

"Presents the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports model, showing teachers how to create an intervention plan to modify challenging behaviors, along with examples of how to modify consequences. A top pick for teachers working with diverse classrooms."

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
The Midwest Book Review, August 2011

Another book provided me with the information I needed.

Professor Susan Johnson
Education Dept, Mercyhurst College
April 27, 2013

We are including it as recommended reading. We believe it will be very helpful to future teachers. It is not comprehensive enough for our primary test.

Dr Donna Bergman
Education Dept, Spring Arbor University
March 8, 2012
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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