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Leach, Debra

Behavior support for students with ASD : practical help for 10 common challenges / by Debra A. Leach - Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 2018 - v, 245 p. ; 28 cm

"When students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) engage in challenging behavior, how can teachers best respond? This practical guidebook shows you how to address ten of the most common classroom behavior challenges--from following directions to handling transitions--with skill, insight, and compassion. You'll start with an in-depth overview of the characteristics your students with ASD may have, plus foundational guidance on using functional behavior assessment and multi-tiered systems of support to address challenging behaviors. Then, for each of the ten behaviors, you'll get a dedicated chapter on how to Understand your students. Learn more about the academic, social, cognitive, and physical challenges that may contribute to each behavior. Assess their behavior. You'll get an easy-to-use FBA checklist for assessing the function of each specific challenging behavior, along with classroom examples and helpful tips for accurately assessing items on the checklists. Support positive behavior. You'll discover how to use research-based strategies to help students develop more adaptive behaviors. Vignettes and sample intervention plans show you how to translate assessment into effective supports tailored to each student's needs. A must for all teachers of students in Grades K--12, this reader-friendly guide will help you support students with ASD, resolve or reduce behavior challenges, and strengthen academic and social-emotional outcomes for every learner. PRACTICAL MATERIALS: 10 FBA checklists, plus detailed guidelines, vignettes, and sample intervention plans.HELP STUDENTS WHO STRUGGLE WITH: Following directions Engaging during group instruction Working independently Repetitive behaviors Aggressive behaviors Working with partners and groups Attempting unfamiliar or difficult tasks Engaging in nonpreferred tasks Transitions Shouting out"-- "Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often present behavioral challenges that can elude teachers and escalate when not properly addressed in the classroom. This book equips educators with the tools they need to effectively improve the behavior of students with ASD, explaining the most common functions for challenging behaviors and providing research-based strategies and interventions to address each function discussed. It is a resource designed to help educators improve the functional behavior assessment process, leading to higher quality behavior intervention plans. To address behavioral challenges, educators can use Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) to determine why a behavior occurs. This book explains how to use FBA with students with autism spectrum disorders, discussing how various behaviors' function may be linked to other specific challenges these students commonly experience. The book provides the tools and guidance needed to manage challenging behaviors with insight, compassion, and success"--

9781681251998 (paperback)

Autistic children--Education.
Autistic children--Behavior modification.
Autism spectrum disorders--Patients
EDUCATION / Special Education / General.
EDUCATION / Special Education / Mental Disabilities.
EDUCATION / Classroom Management.

371.94 / LEA-B
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