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Alternatives To Suspension And Expulsion

Publication Date: November 1, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

Despite their wide-spread use, disciplinary exclusions are largely ineffective in reducing problem behaviors. This product provides information about implementing alternative consequence strategies and reducing the need for suspension and expulsion.


Topic: Behavior, Special Education Leadership

An Introduction To Applied Behavior Analysis

Publication Date: April 1, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

This booklet describes the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), how ABA is used in education, and different educational approaches that use the principles of ABA.


Topic: Autism, Behavior

Annotated Positive Behavior Support Plan

Publication Date: April 1, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

For a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), the Positive Behavior Support Plan is integrated within the IEP document. However, while focusing on behavioral interventions, the team may find it helpful to develop all components of the plan at one time. For this reason, the Annotated Positive Behavior Support Plan includes relevant components of Section VI of the IEP document. These may serve as reminders for the IEP team to consider in designed the Positive Behavior Support Plan.


Topic: Behavior

This guide provides educators and administrators with an overview of information to assist in understanding Pennsylvania’s system of behavioral health services for children and their families.


Topic: Behavior

This publication provides guidance for writing a positive behavior support policy which is required for all Early Intervention programs to give program-wide guidance on developing individual behavior support strategies, goals, and plans.


Topic: Behavior, Early Intervention - Infant/Toddler, Early Intervention - Preschool

Functional Behavioral Assessment

Publication Date: March 1, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

This publication is being revised and is unavailable at this time.


Topic: Behavior

Functional Behavioral Assessment Process

Publication Date: May 1, 2016 |  0 Comments  | 

Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a process of gathering information to understand the function (purpose) of behavior in order to write an effective Positive Behavior Support Plan. This publications explains the FBA process and includes a worksheet, which walks IEP teams through the steps of the process.


Topic: Behavior

This brief overview provides the reader with the progress PaTTAN has achieved in its goal to promote student achievement for children and young adults with autism. This publication reviews Applied Behavior Analysis Supports efforts, which are one aspect of PaTTAN’s Autism initiative.


Topic: Autism, Behavior

Instructional Practices For Behavior Management

Publication Date: August 25, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

This information sheet discusses the link between classroom behavior and instruction. Included is a checklist to help teachers determine if they are implementing effective instructional practices in their classrooms.


Topic: Behavior, Inclusive Practices, Progress Monitoring

Manifestation Determination

Publication Date: September 1, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

This rack card explains Manifestation Determination, which is a process required by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004). A Manifestation Determination is conducted when considering the exclusion of a student with a disability that constitutes a change of placement.


Topic: Behavior, IDEA 2004