Behavior and Behavior Supports
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Regardless of the disability, it is not unusual for children with disabilities to also have behavioral problems.  This page and those linked to it are dedicated to providing information on how to help children with disabilities overcome their behavioral problems.




Understanding Behavior:  I have posted three very valuable video clips by a behavior analyst, Mike Woods.  These video clips take you through three phases of behavior: (1) Tension; (2) Escalation; (3) Physical Acting Out.  You can find these clips under "Behavior Clips" above.

Restraint and Seclusion:  One of the most pressing behavioral issues today is the issue of the schools' use of restraint and seclusion when responding to behavioral problems.  Some relevant video clips demonstrating the problem are found under Restraint (1) and some articles concerning the problem are found under Restraint (2).



How to Obtain Behavioral Support:  I have frequently done presentations on how to obtain behavioral supports.  This may be the most important advocacy skill one can acquire.  Getting children the behavioral support they need will save them from unnecessary trauma at school, punative actions of teachers and administrators, and will liberate them to learn and progress.   Below I have posted my notes from these presentations, as well as a powerpoint presentation of the workshop.





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