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Description - The Teacher's Concise Guide to Functional Behavioral Assessment by Raymond J. Waller

'Offers great suggestions on how to read and interpret important information for children with behavioral issues.'uRamona Marquez, Director of Special EducationHatch Valley Public Schools, Hatch, NMBecause every behavior has a reason behind ita Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a highly effective, student-centered approach to improving challenging behavior. The method helps educators figure out why students act the way they do and then make the appropriate environmental or instructional adjustments.Ideal for general and special educators new to FBAs, this concise, accessible guidebook offers a practical overview of how to use classroom and behavioral assessment data to make the learning environment enjoyable for alluincluding the teacher. Readers will learn how to:Identify and understand the underlying factors of challenging behavior Observe, collect, and analyze classroom dataAdopt evidence-based intervention strategies to correct problem behaviorPrepare a proactive plan for serious disruptionsBlending light-hearted humor with personal experiences and case studies, the author provides concrete methods for positive, effective behavioral intervention.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412966054
ISBN-10: 1412966051
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Raymond J. Waller

Raymond J. Waller is an associate professor of special education at Piedmont College/Athens and is on the faculty at the University of Georgia in the School of Social Work. He is an active school consultant in the areas of student behavior problems and child and adolescent mental health issues.