Behavior Management: A Practical Approach for Educators (10e) : 9780137085040

Behavior Management: A Practical Approach for Educators (10e)

Emeritus & Bauer
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For undergraduate students taking classes in behavior management and behavior analysis.

Long an established and popular text in its field, Behavior Management: A Practical Approach for Educators successfully balances theory and practice to provide readers with a comprehensive manual for creating a positive, pro-social educational environment in which all children can truly learn and enjoy that learning experience. By presenting students with both research and the proven practices that developed from that research, the authors are able to fully explain behaviour management from four perspectives–behavioural, psychodynamic, biophysical, and environmental–in straightforward, jargon-free prose. At the same time, real-life case studies, classroom techniques, clear examples, and helpful plan designs allow preservice and in-service teachers to easily bring what they have learned into the classroom.

The new 10th Edition has been revised and rewritten to improve its usability and readability, and includes recently identified evidence based practices. A new chapter on response-to-intervention, and its relationship to functional behavioural assessment has also been added, as well as updated information on designing individualised behaviour plans.

Table of contents
  • 1 An Introduction to Behavior Management
  • 2 Models of Human Behavior
  • 3 Principles of Behavior Management
  • 4 Response to Intervention
  • 5 Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • 6 Developing a Behavior Intervention Plan
  • 7 Methods of Increasing Behavior
  • 8 Methods of Reducing Behavior
  • 9 Prosocial Classroom Management
  • 10 Environmental and Biobehavioral Behavior Management
  • 11 Working with Parents and Families
  • 12 Issues and Concerns in Behavior Management
  • Glossary
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index
New to this edition
  • Complete updating throughout the text makes certain that readers are presented with the most current and up-to-date behavioral management information, research, and practices.
  • A new chapter on response-to-intervention (Chapter 4) presents students with information on the tiers of intervention and how to provide evidence-based practices for all students.
  • New information on designing individual behavior plans, located in Chapter 6,give readers a systematic plan of action, from response-to-intervention, to functional behavioral assessment, to detailed behavior plans.
  • A new evidence-based continuum of interventions to reduce behaviors allows students to see the appropriate way in which to manage and change behavioral issues.
  • Helpful web resources assist students with further in-depth study outside of the classroom.
  • New information on the Universal Design for Learning in Chapter 9 introduces readers to a framework for creating supportive and effective classroom environments suitable for all learners
Features & benefits
  • Coverage of four models of human behaviour—Psychodynamic, biophysical, environmental, and behavioural — helps future teachers understand the “why” of children's behaviour.
  • Discussion of the most recent federal legislation regarding students with disabilities prepares readers for the reality of today's classrooms while ensuring that they understand the law.
  • Detailed content regarding of the role of educators in biophysical interventions makes certain that educators understand the effects of medication on children as well as their own responsibilities relating to collaborating with, reporting to, and referring children to health care professionals
  • Material on the impact of ethical, cultural, and linguistic diversity on behaviour management organises suggested strategies along a continuum from most to least intrusive — including a discussion of behaviour management as prevention.
Author biography
Thomas M. Shea is a retired professor from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has worked with several co-authors over the past 40 years including Anne Bauer, the late James E. Walker, the original co-author of Behavior Management and others. During his career in special education, Tom had specialized in the education of emotionally disturbed children and youth, behavior management, parenting in special education, and camping for children and youth with disabilities. He has published  over a hundred articles in various journals and authored and co-authored ten texts in special education. He has served as founder and director of two university campus schools for children with disabilities and chairperson of the Department of Special Education and Communications Disorders at SIUE. He is thankful for a wonderful career in the service of children and youth with disabilities.


Annie Bauer, Professor of special education at the University of Cincinnati, has worked with Tom Shea on several texts, including an introduction to special education and methods texts for teachers of students with emotional/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities.  Dr. Bauer, formerly co-editor of Teacher Education and Special Education, has published her research in the Journal of Special Education, Exceptionality, Teaching Exceptional Children, School Psychology Quarterly, and several other leading journals.  Her teaching in higher education has recently been recognized in her recognition as a Teaching Fellow of the Academy of Teaching and Learning at the University of Cincinnati.  As well as a teacher, faculty member, and researcher, Dr. Bauer is the parent of children with various learning needs.