School-Based Behavioral Assessment

Informing Intervention and Instruction

Sandra M. Chafouleas, T. Chris Riley-Tillman, and George Sugai

A Paperback Original
A Paperback Original
August 17, 2007
ISBN 9781593854942
Price: $39.00 $27.30
148 Pages
Size: 8½" x 11"
Convenient Lay-Flat Binding

“Like the other volumes in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, it covers its subject matter as concisely as possible while addressing the key concepts and issues the clinician needs to be familiar with....The school psychologist who fully grasps the material in this very short book will be on solid ground in performing a functional behavioral assessment and developing a behavior intervention plan. The book would be very understandable for a graduate student yet the most seasoned school psychologist would also find it very informative.”

NASP Communiqué

“More than ever, practitioners in the schools must be prepared to deal with myriad issues related to children—from family instability to mental illness. The Practical Intervention in the Schools series provides practitioners with the tools needed to be prepared. The books are written by individuals who have made significant contributions in their respective areas of expertise. Each volume is replete with conceptual information as well as practical strategies and interventions shown to be effective with children. This series is a 'must' for any practitioner or instructor.”

—Bridget Roberts-Pittman, PhD, Indiana State University

“Too often, individual assessment practices in schools consist of 'admiring the problem,' or identifying lists of reasons to take action, and 'confirming the obvious'—declaring that the child has a problem—without contributing to actually solving the problem. This book offers a different, more practical approach. Chafouleas et al. focus on fundamental ways to use assessment not as an end in itself but as a process that can continually inform instruction and intervention. They provide useful and valuable information for school psychologists, counselors, teachers, administrators, and others who daily face the challenges of addressing students' academic and behavior problems.”

—Bob Algozzine, PhD, Behavior and Reading Improvement Center, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“The authors of this state-of-the-art work fully describe multidimensional assessment procedures that follow a problem-solving orientation. Case examples are provided throughout to illustrate data-based decision making. This is an extremely valuable and comprehensive guide.”

—Tanya L. Eckert, PhD, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University

“Plenty of real-world examples illustrate how to apply various assessment methods and how to make sense of the information collected. School practitioners will appreciate the book's practical guidelines for building a single, coherent student behavioral profile from many different data sources. Schools now adopting the response-to-intervention model will discover this book to be an indispensable resource for assessing the needs of difficult-to-teach students with challenging behaviors. College instructors will find this carefully researched text ideally suited for courses in behavioral assessment, instructional consultation, and intervention planning and evaluation.”

—Jim Wright, MS, CAS, director of pupil services, Baldwinsville (New York) Central School District

“This book presents a comprehensive review of behavioral assessment practices, encompassing the collection and utilization of a variety of data types. The authors clearly (and rightfully) emphasize the importance of translating assessment data into improved instruction and positive behavioral programming. The book provides needed guidelines for all educators in the 'real world' who are working to create positive behavioral cultures in our schools. It also will be an excellent resource for graduate students enrolled in teaching, school psychology, and special education training programs.”

—Roger Titgemeyer, PhD, psychologist and behavior support consultant, Orange County (California) Department of Education

“This book is an important addition to the field of behavioral assessment in general, and to school-based behavioral assessment specifically. The authors correctly gauge the effectiveness of assessment by a treatment validity criterion. I strongly recommend this book to all school-based professionals who want to link assessment information that they collect to the design and implementation of evidence-based interventions.”

—Frank M. Gresham, PhD, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University

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