This site provides information for working with students with challenging behavior. School personnel, parents, and other professionals are provided with numerous opportunities to access information, and receive consultation and technical assistance concerning students with challenging behavior.
The major learning goal/purpose of this site is to provide an opportunity for interested individuals to gain access to pertinent information about students with challenging behavior. Furthermore, the site provides forums, such as technical assistance and discussion boards, that provide ongoing consultation.
Target Student Population:
The target populations that seem most appropriate for this site are teachers, pre-service teachers, psychologists, social workers, school administrators, and other school and community professionals.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic computer navigation skills.
Type of Material:
This material can be used as an excellent resource and reference for schools and communities serving students with challenging behaviors, especially students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The discussion board and technical assistance and on-going consultation are good resources for the aforementioned targeted populations as many of the students with challenging behaviors are unique and require tailored interventions. This material is also an excellent resource for the college instructor teaching a behavior management class. Credential candidates can also benefit from this site.
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Evaluation and Observation
This site offers quality, comprehensive information. The articles are written by well-respected leaders in the field, and the organizational links are credible. All links are up-to-date.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This site provides a comprehensive link to the law pertaining to students with challenging behavior. It also provides the latest research on behavior interventions. There are many links to professional organizations. The intervention page is useful to pre- and in-service K-12 teachers. The discussion board and technical assistance forum could provide both pre- and in-service teachers with opportunities to discuss issues pertaining to the field of education and specifically, challenging behavior.
It is recommended that this site be somehow identified as appropriate for use in all states, not just Kentucky.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is attractive with a balance of graphics and text. It is well organized and one can easily navigate from page to page. There are sub-categories within each major category, and the use of different color text makes the sub-categories stand out from the main category. This site is of high quality and presents a comprehensive organization of material pertaining to students with challenging behavior.