Understanding and Addressing Oppositional and Defiant Classroom Behaviors

Salend, Spencer J.; Sylvestre, Shawna
July 2005
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p32
Academic Journal
This article provides suggestions for understanding and addressing the difficulties associated with educating students who exhibit oppositional and defiant behaviors. Prereferral services are an essential resource for teachers. Good collaboration and communication with students' families can strengthen the connection between school and home and create a shared commitment to learning. During the assessment process, the prereferral team collects data needed to identify and develop a plan to address the student's academic and social behaviors. Teachers can use innovative and motivating differentiated teaching practices to minimize resistance behaviors that are related to these difficulties.


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