Behavior Topics

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All behavior happens for a reason. For some individuals with disabilities, behavior may be the only way they have to communicate a need or frustration. When challenging behavior interferes with the learning process, it must be addressed. Merely interrupting these behaviors is not enough. Special education law allows for an evaluation to determine why the behavior is happening and to develop a plan to teach alternative behaviors.   

 If a student’s behavior impedes their learning or the learning of others, the IEP team must consider the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and other strategies, to address the behavior. Any needed interventions should be documented in the IEP.

These resources can help address behavior concerns. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Search the bigger A-Z list or  contact us.

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