Individual Positive Behavior Supports : A Standards-Based Guide to Practices in School and Community Settings

Individual Positive Behavior Supports : A Standards-Based Guide to Practices in School and Community Settings

Book Title: Individual Positive Behavior Supports : A Standards-Based Guide to Practices in School and Community Settings

Author: David Geldard

Format: Paperback | 584 pages

Publication Date: 30 Aug 2014

ISBN-13: 9781598572735

Aligned with the Association for Positive Behavior Support's Standards of Practice, this graduate-level text is an authorative PBS primer for professionals preparing for work in educational and community-based settings. More than 60 leading scholars present the critical skills and knowledge professinals need to translate the principles and science of PBS into person-centred interventions that improve lives. Covering a broad range of ages, disabilities, and settings, this comprehensive textbook fully prepares professionals to support all people with challenging behaviour, effectively and respectfully.

Prepare professionals to: - Use the foundations of PBS and applied behaviour analysis (ABA) in everyday practice - Conduct person-centred functional behaviour assessments - Select and design effective behaviour interventions and curricular modifications - Develop comprehensive, multielement PBS plans tailored to individal needs and goals - Ensure fidelity of behaviour-plan implementation - Facilitate generalisation and maintenance of behaviour changes.

Practical Materials: Vignettes that illustrate effective approaches; online companion materials for instructors, including PowerPoints that enhance teaching and learning and study questions for discussion and reflection.

Topics Covered: antecedent strategies - consequence strategies - functional behaviour assessments - person-centred planning teams - data-based decision making - single-subject research methodology - systematic instruction - self-determination - quality of life - visual supports - partnering with families - curricular modifications - self-management strategies - behaviour assessment and data analysis - systemic change - culturally r4esponsive PBS - future directions for PBS - and more!