Schools often resort to ineffective, punitive interventions for the 10% of K-8 students whose challenging behavior interferes with their own and their classmates' learning. This book fills a crucial need by describing ways to provide meaningful supports to students with disruptive behavior disorders. Prominent authority Frank M. Gresham weaves together current research, assessment and intervention guidelines, and illustrative case studies. He reviews a broad range of evidence-based practices and offers recommendations for selecting, implementing, and evaluating them within a multi-tiered framework. Coverage includes school- and home-based approaches, multicomponent programs, prevention strategies, and social skills training.
1. Characteristics, Correlates, Causes, and Outcomes of Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth 2. Evaluating, Selecting, and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in School Contexts: Key Issues and Recommendations 3. Evidence-Based Assessment Strategies: Screening, Identification, Progress Monitoring, and Outcomes 4. Issues and Guidelines in Implementing Interventions 5. Evidence-Based School Interventions: A Multi-Tiered Approach 6. Evidence-Based Home Interventions 7. Evidence-Based Multicomponent Interventions 8. Primary Prevention Strategies 9. Replacement Behavior Training Strategies 10. Case Study Applications for Best Practices with Kelsey Hartman and Rachel Olinger Steeves References