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Spring 2002

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Exceptional Children








This article provides a case study (focus on an eighth-grader with autism) within a case study (focus on an urban middle school) in terms of the implementation of positive behavior support (PBS). Information is provided on the characteristics of three key components of schoolwide PBS-universal support, group support, and individual support. For each component, information is presented on policy, assessment, and intervention in terms of an evolving approach to schoolwide PBS with descriptions of how the components were implemented at the middle school with a particular emphasis on the eighth-grade student. The authors conclude with implications for practice in terms of assessing current resources, providing professional development, and intensifying universal support within urban schools to address some of the complex issues associated with poverty.


Author Posting © Council for Exceptional Children, 2002. This article is posted here by permission of Council for Exceptional Children for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Exceptional Children, Volume 68, Pages 377-402, Issue 3.

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