What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the most common therapy for children on the autism spectrum. ABA has been shown to help children on the spectrum (from mild to severe) develop needed skills and minimize undesired behaviors such as self-injury. Its effectiveness is backed up by hundreds of studies.

ABA now includes a range of different approaches. This article from the Child Mind Institute describes how they work and how they’re different, and concludes with links to additional readings on ABA.

Access the article in English and Spanish, and connect with the companion readings.

Problem Behavior in Preschoolers

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers serving families of preschoolers with disabilities or who are exhibiting worrisome behavior problems. This article from the Child Mind Institute provides guidance on how to know when 3- to 5-year-olds need help with behavior. While most children who are treated for disruptive behavior problems are school-age, […]

A Resource Collection on Positive Behavior Supports, Functional Behavioral Assessment, and School Discipline

A resource collection compiled by and for Parent Centers.Coordinated by the NE Parent Center Assistance & Collaboration Team/Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center @ SPANin collaboration with NH Parent Information CenterMany, many thanks go out to the Development and Review Team! November 2017   Welcome to this collection of resources on positive behavior supports and discipline […]

Behavior at School

Updated, November 2017 Behavior at school. What a gigantic topic, for families and schools alike. CPIR is pleased to connect you with resources for helping children with disabilities with respect to behavior at school. School presents a unique challenge for children with behavior issues. Teachers need tools to use to help provide support and guidance. […]

Module 19: Key Issues in Discipline

by Renee Bradley Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education October 2007 (see Editor’s note, below) English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in English and in Spanish Editor’s note | January 2018 | While the date of publication for this training module was October 2007, the information provided about IDEA’s discipline rules is […]

Lead Poisoning

Updated, October 2017 This short resource page provides a brief overview of lead poisoning and connections to sources of additional information. It accompanies a longer fact sheet on Other Health Impairment. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), our nation’s special education law, defines 14 categories of disability under which a child may be found eligible for special […]

IDEA’s Regulations on Discipline

Here, verbatim, are IDEA’s discipline procedures. They are found in the final regulations for Part B of IDEA from §§300.530 through 300.536. § 300.530 Authority of school personnel. § 300.531 Determination of setting. § 300.532 Appeal. § 300.533 Placement during appeals. § 300.534 Protections for children not determined eligible for special education and related services. […]

Are Services Provided During Disciplinary Removals?

Current as of September 2017 After a child with a disability has been removed from his or her current placement for 10 school days in the same school year, the school system must provide services to the student during any subsequent days of removal, to the extent required under §300.530(d). And what does §300.530(d) require? […]

Manifestation Determination

Current as of September 2017 At specific times, and for certain violations of the student code of conduct, IDEA’s discipline procedures require school systems to conduct what is known as a “manifestation determination review.” The purpose of this review is to determine whether or not the child’s behavior that led to the disciplinary infraction is linked […]

General Authority of School Personnel

Current as of October 2017 To what extent may schools take disciplinary action when a child with disabilities violates a local code of student conduct? This page will answer that question. At the beginning of the school year, students often receive guidelines of expected standards of behavior, dress, academic integrity, and attendance, as well as the consequences […]

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