Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Can Manage Their Own Behavior

Patton, Beverly; Jolivette, Kristine; Ramsey, Michelle
November 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p14
Academic Journal
This article presents information to help special education teachers manage students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Students with such problems have difficulty within the classroom setting and can display aggression, impulsivity, noncompliance, and distractibility. Student self-management strategies have proven effective in transferring a student's behavior to the student. Self-management strategies include three components: self-monitoring, self-evaluation, and self-reinforcement. A study has found that 66% of such students respond to self-management techniques. A plan is developed for one particular student as an example. The plan is explained to and discussed with the student and pictures are presented to him to serve as reminders of appropriate and inappropriate behavior. INSET: What Does the Literature Say About Managing Students….


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