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Title:Behavioral coaching: A strategy for increasing general education teachers' skills in managing challenging behavior
Author(s):Butler, Anne
Director of Research:Monda-Amaya, Lisa E.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Monda-Amaya, Lisa
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Halle, James W.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Welton, Anjale D.
Department / Program:Special Education
Discipline:Special Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Behavior management
behavioral coaching
professional development
Abstract:Challenging behaviors in schools can impact both students and teachers. When general educators are not confident to manage challenging, or problem behaviors, they often implement strategies with no conceptual forethought. Additionally, existing literature suggests that they implement ineffective strategies that may result in the continuation of student problem behavior or the escalation of problem behavior. However, when teachers are provided with professional development and a conceptual model around challenging behavior, teachers report confidently implementing strategies, and these strategies are beneficial for student behavior. Few empirical studies have investigated how professional development impacts teachers’ perceptions and changes in behavior. Therefore, the current study investigated how an intervention package (i.e., professional development workshop and coaching) around managing challenging behavior impacted student and teacher behavior. A multiple baseline across participants (n = 5) was implemented to investigate general education teachers’ understanding of and effectiveness with managing challenging behavior. Results and educational implications are discussed.
Issue Date:2014-05-30
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/49365
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Anne M. Butler
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-30
Date Deposited:2014-05


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