Behavioral Challenges

Behavioral, Discipline, Suspension, and Expulsion Issues

Bill of Rights for Behaviorally Challenged Kids (from Lives in the Balance)
www.livesinthebalance.org/bill-rights-behaviorally-challenging-kids
Lists what children with behavioral challenges need to have others understand and how to accommodate their needs. Quote from the website: “If we don’t start doing right by kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, we’re going to keep losing them at an astounding rate. Doing the right thing isn’t an option…it’s an imperative.”

Children with Attention Disorders – DRC Advocacy information
www.disabilityrightsca.org/advocacy/index.htm
Read the DRC publication outlining the rights of children with attention disorders and the special education laws pertaining to these children under ‘Other Health Impaired.”

Disability Rights California (Behavior and Expulsion)
Rights and Responsibilities Booklet
www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/504001.pdf

Other Languages:  – En Español – Organización para los derechos de Personas con Discapacidad en California
www.disabilityrightsca.org/espanol/index.htm
Llamada sin costo 800-776-5746 / TTY 800-719-5798

Handout on student rights around behavior and expulsion.
www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/546301.htm

Chapter 8 Information on Discipline of Students with Disabilities:
Answers long list of questions about discipline, behavior, expulsion and other questions related to students with behavioral issues in special education.
www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/504001Ch08.pdf

Functional Behavioral Assessments – What, Why, When, Where, and Who?
www.wrightslaw.com/info/discipl.fab.starin.htm
Article on IDEA 2004 requirements involving functional assessments to determine the source of  behaviors and how to create an appropriate intervention for them.

Lost at School
www.lostatschool.org/
Ross Greene’s book which outlines what parents and educators can do to help children with behavioral challenges.

LD Online: Behavior Management: Getting to the Bottom of Social Skills Deficits
www.ldonline.org/article/6165
Article explaining social skill deficits and tips for teaching these skills, including motivational and social skill discrimination strategies

OSEP Technical Assistance Center – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
www.pbis.org
Watch a video and read about recommended supports for students with behavioral problems

Special Ed.us
www.specialed.us/Parents/plbd.htm
Article: Behavior and Discipline in Plain Language

TSA Article: Understanding & Managing “Behaviors”
by Kathleen J. Giordano, TSA Education Advocacy Specialist
www.tsa-usa.org/aeduc_advoc/UnderstandManaging.pdf

Wrightslaw: Discipline under IDEA 2004

Handout on behavior problems and discipline.
wrightslaw.com/info/discipl.index.htm

Article on “What are Schools Obligations for Children with Severe Emotional and Behavior Problems”
www.wrightslaw.com/info/discipl.behav.obligate.htm

Article on Behavior Management and Appropriate School Response: FBA’s, BIP’s, and IEE’s
www.wrightslaw.com/info/bip.ciolfi.reichhardt.htm

Article on “What you Need to Know about IDEA 2004: IEP’s for Children with Behavior Problems”
www.wrightslaw.com/howey/iep.special.factors.htm

Books – go to Books and Booklists for Special Needs

Counseling and Therapy

See Also:

Counseling and Crisis
Psychologists and Family Therapists

Lives in the Balance
www.livesinthebalance.org/
Powerful view of children with behavioral challenges: “These kids aren’t attention-seeking, manipulative, coercive, or unmotivated…rather, they’re lacking crucial cognitive skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving.”  Find articles, books, listening library, workshop schedule, and information aboutCollaborative Problem-Solving.

Lives in the Balance – “Bill of Rights for Behaviorally Challenged Kids”
www.livesinthebalance.org/bill-rights-behaviorally-challenging-kids

Lives in the Balance – Collaborative Problem-Solving Videos
www.livesinthebalance.org/what-is-collaborative-problem-solving-cps
Excellent short videos (FREE to view online) that explain the process of how to help children with challenging behaviors.

Order the Lives in the Balance DVD: Collaborative Problem Solving LIVE!
http://www.cpsinitiative.com/products/dvd-collaborative-problem-solving-live
4-hour parent training DVD

The Total Transformation Program (created by James Lehman, Behavioral Therapist)
www.thetotaltransformation.com/
Offers parents a relatively inexpensive video training program and workbooks (with possible money-back if parents complete a feedback survey) for learning techniques to manage challenging child behavior.
Gives practical, real world solutions for problems such as defiance, disrespect, lying and cursing, acting out in school, unmotivated behavior and more.

Evaluations – go to Evaluations, Programs, Clinics, and Therapy

Mental Health Issues – go to Mental Health Services

Schools and Alternative Education – go to

Alternative Learning and Educational Change
Educational Options Scenarios
Home and Hospital
Learning Styles, Learning Differences & Multiple Intelligences
Public Schools: Charter and Alternative
Public Schools: Special Education
Private Schools: Special Education

Support Groups – go to Support Groups for Special Needs Families

Websites, Articles, and Videos on Neurobehavioral Disorders
(TS, OCD, NVLD, ODD, etc.)

Child Anxiety Network
www.childanxiety.net/
Info and resources, including provider list, relaxation CD for kids, treatment programs and links.

Child and Adolescent Bi-polar Disorder
www.bpkids.org/
Find info and resources, including professional providers, educational resources, blog, and Family Response Team members who can guide you to answers.

Dr. Mac’s Behavior Management Website
www.behavioradvisor.com/
Offers behavior intervention information and strategies (‘thousands’ of tips) with assessment, ABA, ‘how to’ psycho-educational models, and implementing school wide practices; free lesson plans, podcasts and videos; consulting with schools and teacher coaching; and information for professors of education and parents.

Lives in the Balance
www.livesinthebalance.org/
Powerful view of children with behavioral challenges: “These kids aren’t attention-seeking, manipulative, coercive, or unmotivated…rather, they’re lacking crucial cognitive skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving.”  Find articles, books, listening library, workshop schedule, and information about
Collaborative Problem-Solving.

Lives in the Balance – “Bill of Rights for Behaviorally Challenged Kids”
www.livesinthebalance.org/bill-rights-behaviorally-challenging-kids

Lives in the Balance – Collaborative Problem-Solving Videos
www.livesinthebalance.org/what-is-collaborative-problem-solving-cps
Excellent short videos (FREE to view online) that explain the process of how to help children with challenging behaviors.

Order the 4-hour parent training DVD here

NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Bi-polar
www.nami.org/
Click on Mental Illnessses, then on Bi-polar for info about the illness. See local resources under Support Groups Section

New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders
www.njcts.org/index.php
Offers referrals to programs and services, education and training for families, and weekly ‘webinars’ (web seminars) Access all previous articles and webinars by clicking on the ‘NJCTS Newsroom’ link.

Non-verbal Learning Disorders Association
www.nlda.org/
Information about NLD, education, programs and events, online forum, support and resources.

NLDline
www.nldline.com/
Comprehensive sit with info, articles, related disorders, education and homework help, parent listserve, OT info, sensory integration and social skills info, resources and support groups.

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
www.ocfoundation.org/
About OCD, information and resources, local support groups, online support group, find a doctor, treatment options, research, and book lists. Also offers ‘Organized Chaos’ a teen and young adult support group.

PHP Article Library on Challenging Behavior featuring Nathan Ory, MA
www.php.com/challenging-behavior
Read these 13 articles on challenging behavior topics such as “How to Salvage a Bad Day…” and “Emotionally Dependent and Emotionally Fragile…” and more.  Links to videos also.

Reactive Attachment Disorder and PTSD
www.attach-china.org
Educates parents of internationally adopted children about adoption issues and specifically those related to Reactive Attachment Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

School Behavior
www.schoolbehavior.com/
Website by professional psychologist offers information on many disabilities which affect behavior, as well as books, accommodations lists, articles, and services such as workshops on behavior.

Tourette Syndrome Association
www.tsa-usa.org
National association for TS, with information about the condition for: newly diagnosed, parents of, young people, and adults. Offers online store for DVD’s, brochures, books and other TS materials; local chapter finder, and newsletter.

Tourette Syndrome Plus
www.tourettesyndrome.net
Offers information on TS and sections on related conditions (for all the neurobehavioral areas.)

Tourette Syndrome Online
www.tourette-syndrome.com
Information and support, online community services, free e-mail, message boards, chat rooms, pen-pal listings, and life story publications.