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Individualized Supports for Students with Problem Behaviors
Designing Positive Behavior Plans

Linda M. Bambara and Lee Kern

400 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
March 2005
ISBN 978-1-59385-118-7
Cat. #5118
Price: $55.00 $46.75

“This book does indeed contain virtually everything a novice practitioner might need in order to begin the process of successfully implementing behavior change and support in a school setting. The book is arranged in logical, sequential, coherent order....While I have used a number of texts in my undergraduate course on positive behavior supports, I plan to use this excellent book when I teach the course again. The book admirably fulfills the goals it was designed to meet. I believe it belongs in the library of every school psychologist (and teacher) who works with students who present behavior problems.”

NASP Communiqué

“This exceptional book answers the question of how to be effective with students who have serious behavior challenges. Written by some of the leading practical thinkers and problem solvers in the field, this volume is the best source of ideas and strategies currently available for dealing with issues related to problem behavior in educational settings. If you own it, you'll use it—many times. Graduate and undergraduate students in either general or special education programs could use this book as a text in courses on classroom management or social/behavioral assessment. In addition, the book would be very useful in inservice training for education personnel.”

—Edward Carr, PhD, Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook

“This is the first of a new generation of behavior management textbooks that contextualizes essential features of the science of behavior within meaningful environments, including classroom, school, home, and community. The text lays out the essential elements of creating effective positive behavior support plans in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step fashion that is appropriate for both special and general educators. What distinguishes this text from others currently available is the way it consistently emphasizes the importance of simultaneously teaching social behavior and building supportive environments to promote the use of targeted social skills. A great introductory behavior management text for preservice teachers or companion text for advanced graduate coursework.”

—Tim Lewis, PhD, Department of Special Education, University of Missouri

“This is a comprehensive handbook on the design of positive behavior supports. It is clearly written and filled with examples, and its content is linked to evidence-based strategies for addressing problem behavior. Practitioners will like this book because it coherently explains how to address problem behavior, and university instructors will like it because it does not oversimplify the complex process of designing positive behavior supports.”

—Martha E. Snell, PhD, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
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