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Managing Disruptive Behaviors

EDUC 600

Behavior problems are exhibited by special needs as well as regular students at all ages and grade levels. Two specific types of behavior problems, inappropriate classroom behaviors and poor study skills, will addressed in this class. Identification clues, behavior problem assessment techniques, and strategies for managing behavior will be presented.

Behaviors that impede social interaction with peers and teachers, interfere with classroom instruction, or endanger others are considered classroom conduct problems. Study skill problems are considered those p behaviors that interfere with the student's academic performance and/or the teacher's ability to assess academic progress typical study skill problems are poor attention during group instruction and class discussion, failure to follow directions, incomplete assignments and poor management of study time. Techniques for assessing social-emotional and study skill problems, strategies for managing problem behaviors, and fostering understanding of students with disruptive behavior will be covered.


Participants will:

  • Identify eight clues that indicate behavior problems, and assessment considerations to be given to the types of behavior and its frequency, intensity, and duration.
  • Become familiar with basic principes of managing behavior in the classroom.
  • Review and model behavior management techniques appropriate for use in dealing with disruptive children in the regular classroom.
  • Review current research-based knowledge about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and methods to dealing with the disorder in the classroom.
  • Review methods for working with students and their parents to improve/modify student stUdy skills behavior.