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Chapter 5 in Behavioral Interventions in Schools: Evidence-Based Positive Strategies, Second Edition.

Book description:

Without effective behavior management, a positive and productive classroom environment is impossible. And while 50 years of scientific research supports the efficacy of behavioral interventions in the classroom, school psychologists and teachers are often unaware of these interventions or how to apply them. In this new edition of a landmark volume, Steven G. Little and Angeleque Akin-Little present a three-pronged approach to strengthening educators' understanding of the behavioral model. Contributors first describe the research foundations of behavioral interventions — a necessary understanding for these strategies to be implemented effectively and with integrity. Next, recognizing the rise in diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), new chapters describe screening and diagnosis of ASD, discrete trial training, pivotal response training, verbal behavior interventions, and structured teaching approaches. Authors also explain how to use cognitive behavior therapy interventions with children and families to treat a variety of symptoms and behaviors. This book will provide school psychologists, counselors, social workers, school administrators, and teachers with the intervention and prevention strategies they need to succeed in today's classroom.



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American Psychological Association


Washington, D.C.


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