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Students with persistent problem behaviors: An approach that works



Mental health, Positive behavior supports, School climate, Social-emotional development, Teacher interaction

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Daniel Crimmins Ph.D., Anne Farrell Ph.D., Philip W. Smith Ph.D., Alison Bailey M.S.Ed.

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For most students, classwide positive behavior support (PBS) measures are generally sufficient for minimizing disruption so learning can take place. But for the 3–5% of children with persistent problem behaviors, a more intensive approach is called for. Positive Strategies for Students with Behavior Problems is an individualized behavioral approach grounded in the same evidence-based principles as PBS. Learn the 5 assumptions that underlie Positive Strategies and see how teams can work together to create a more productive learning environment for everybody.

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