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  • Behavior Management Advice Site
    This site offers THOUSANDS of tips on managing student behavior, and provides step-by-step directions for implementing a great number of standard interventions. a great number of Tom McIntyre,(the author of this site), a former teacher of students with behavior disorders and learning disabilities, is now a professor of special education at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He has authored three books, several chapters, an assessment instrument, and over 75 articles, in addition to having presented hundreds of professional sessions. His areas of research and interest include: behavior management, cultural issues in special education, teaching urban streetwise youth, preventing and defusing defiant and aggressive behavior, and teachers' responsibilities regarding child abuse. "Dr. Mac" is active in the International Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD), and is the past president of it's New York State Subdivision. He is also past president of the International Teacher Educators of Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD).
    (Added: Tue Jan 01 2002)
  • Definition of Emotional Disturbance
    "...a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects educational performance-- (A) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors; (B) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers; (C) Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances; (D) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression; or (E) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems." [Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Section 300.7(b)(9)]
    (Added: Thu Aug 09 2001)
  • Outdoor Education for Behavior Disordered Students
    Outdoor education offers special benefits to behavior disordered students. Programs range from simple, near-school activities to lengthy, more expensive wilderness camping experiences. In either case, positive behavioral changes among behavior disordered students have been reported. A review of possible programs/activities and possible benefits is a step in the direction of offering new opportunities to these students.
    (Added: Sun Aug 26 2001)