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The School-Based Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support
Authors: Glen Dunlap Ph.D., Rose Iovannone Ph.D., Donald Kincaid Ed.D, Kelly Wilson B.S., Kathy Christiansen M.S., Phillip S. Strain Ph.D., Carie English Ph.D., BCBA   Foreword Author: George Sugai Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59857-015-1
Pages: 152
Copyright: 2010
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Solve serious behavior challenges in K–8 classrooms with this easy-to-use book, the first practical guide to the research-proven Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model. Developed by some of the most respected authorities on positive behavior support, this innovative model gives school-based teams a five-step plan for reducing problems unresolved by typical behavior management strategies.

With this thorough blueprint for PTR, education professionals will learn how to prevent behavior problems by adjusting the curriculum and environment; teach proactive communication skills; and reinforce prosocial behavior and academic achievement. This highly successful model is

  • proven effective by research and field testing in real classrooms—PTR was shown to reduce behavior problems and increase evidence of social skills and academic engagement
  • detailed and explicit, with five systematic steps that take educators beyond tips and strategies (see below)
  • consistent with the popular positive behavior support approach and derived from the principles and many procedures of applied behavior analysis
  • easily adaptable to the needs and goals of each individual student
  • effective for a wide variety of students: typically developing students and those who have autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and other challenges

On the included CD-ROM are all the printable forms and tools needed to implement PTR, such as Behavior Support Plan templates and a Functional Behavioral Assessment. With this comprehensive model, education professionals will resolve even the toughest classroom behavior challenges—and remove a significant barrier to effective teaching and student achievement.

The PTR model—5 steps to better behavior!

(1) Team building among teachers, administrators, behavior experts, parents, and other members of the student's education team

(2) Goal setting and data collection to evaluate the status of the student's behavior and ensure shared priorities

(3) PTR assessment to understand the student's behavior problems and any influencing factors

(4) PTR intervention strategies—effective individualized plans

(5) Evaluation of the effects of PTR intervention

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Review by: Vicky Woods, Special Education Coordinator, Mesa Valley School District #51, Grand Junction, Colorado
"Prevent-Teach-Reinforce is exactly what school teams need in order to develop effective behavior plans . . . These are the processes every administrator or special education team would hope to develop within a school structure."
Review by: Tim Knoster, Bloomsburg University
"Describes the science of behavior change in a manner that is effective and user friendly . . . Teachers should find the approach and examples in this book helpful in addressing behavioral concerns in the classroom."
Review by: C. Michael Nelson, Researcher in Residence, Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Louisville
"Written in teacher-friendly language, with clear, practical suggestions and concrete examples . . . this book is a must read for school teams planning for students with challenging behavior."
Review by: Robert H. Horner, University of Oregon
"Logical and clear. Of special value is the wealth of examples and specific intervention suggestions that will make this text immediately useful for teachers, families and behavior specialists."
Review by: Jennifer Zarcone, Director, Community Consultation Program, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York
"Provides school teams with 5 straightforward steps for implementing effective interventions . . . It is a must-have for every teacher working with difficult-to-manage children."
Review by: Rachel Janney, Inclusive School Works, Blacksburg, Virginia.
"An outstanding guide to behavioral support for school-based teams . . . This book will be a valuable resource to teachers and parents of students with challenging behavior."

CD-ROM Contents
About the Authors
Foreword George Sugai

1: Introduction to PTR

2: Teaming

Appendix 2.1: PTR Classroom Team Survey
Appendix 2.2: PTR Teacher Work Style Survey
Appendix 2.3: PTR Paraeducator Work Style Survey
Appendix 2.4: PTR Work Style Score Comparison Sheet

3: Goal Setting and Data Collection

Appendix 3.1: PTR Goal-Setting Form
Appendix 3.2: PTR Behavior Rating Scale

4: Functional Behavior Assessment

Appendix 4.1: PTR Functional Behavior Assessment Checklist
Appendix 4.2: PTR Functional Behavior Assessment Summary Table

5: Behavior Intervention Plan

Appendix 5.1: PTR Intervention Checklist
Appendix 5.2: PTR Intervention Scoring Table
Appendix 5.3: PTR Behavior Intervention Plan Hypothesis
Appendix 5.4: PTR Behavior Intervention Plan
Appendix 5.5: PTR Training Checklist
Appendix 5.6: PTR Fidelity of Implementation

6: Evaluation

Appendix 6.1: PTR Self-Evaluation: Social Validity


CD-ROM Contents

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce: The School-Based Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support features a CD-ROM containing printable versions of the following PDF files. All forms denoted by an asterisk (*) are fillable.

Appendix 2.1 PTR Classroom Team Survey
Appendix 2.2 PTR Teacher Work Style Survey
Appendix 2.3 PTR Paraeducator Work Style Survey
Appendix 2.4 PTR Work Style Score Comparison Sheet
Appendix 3.1 PTR Goal-Setting Form*
Appendix 3.2 PTR Behavior Rating Scale
Appendix 4.1 PTR Functional Behavior Assessment Checklist*
Appendix 4.2 PTR Functional Behavior Assessment Summary Table*
Appendix 5.1 PTR Intervention Checklist*
Appendix 5.2 PTR Intervention Scoring Table*
Appendix 5.3 PTR Behavior Intervention Plan Hypothesis*
Appendix 5.4 PTR Behavior Intervention Plan*
Appendix 5.5 PTR Training Checklist*
Appendix 5.6 PTR Fidelity of Implementation*
Appendix 6.1 PTR Self-Evaluation: Social Validity

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