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coercive cycle
Describes a situation where the child misbehaves, the adult responds punitively, and the child in anger is driven to misbehave some more creating a downward cycle in relationship
functional behavioral assessment (FBA)
Valuations of behavior that define a behavior, explain why this behavior occurs, describe where and when the behavior is present, and demonstrate how the behavior impacts the child and his or her surroundings. The premise behind it is that there is a rational purpose for every behavior and that it is necessary to understand why and how negative or destructive behaviors are triggered in order to reduce them.
learned helplessness
The belief that nothing one does can prevent negative things from happening.
positive behavior supports
Three levels of behavioral support seem to be necessary for good school operation. The 1st of these is universal group behavior support. The second level is specialized group behavior support, for students with at-risk problem behavior. Finally, specialized individual behavior support for students with chronic problem behaviors.
serious emotional disturbance (SED)
An emotional disturbance that creates unhappiness for the individual and often leads to behaviors that are socially disruptive or self-destructive. To be considered serious, these problems must be presistent and must interfere with life functioning and/or learning.
support teacher
A teacher who provides direct assistance to the student with disablilities and to their teacher within the regular classroom setting. This support may include assistance with behavior management, focused work with learning activities, therapeutic tutorials, and general assistance with classroom needs to allow the regular classroom teacher time to work with the student with disabilities.
transient adaptation problem
A behavior problem that is temporary-for example, one that occurs due to a family problem that is later resolved.
wraparound approach
An approach to interventions for children with disabilities and their families that offers full support from multiple perspectives across the community. The support is tailored to the family and their needs but may include things like counseling, educational assistance, medical services, and assistance from social services. The purpose is to provide a full-support network to help the child and family move toward success.