New book helps educators address behavior of kids with autism in positive, supportive ways

By: | March 1, 2021

LRP Publications, a recognized leader in the special education publishing industry, announced that it has released a book designed to help educators address the behavioral challenges of students with autism in positive ways that reduce the need for restraint and seclusion.

The book, Positive Behavioral Interventions for Students With Autism: A Practical Guide to Avoiding the Legal Risks of Seclusion and Restraint, offers a diverse array of practical, preventive strategies and easy-to-use environmental and instructional support tools aligned with the most current research and evidence-based practices. This comprehensive resource helps teachers both understand the risks of restraint and seclusion and guides them step by step in implementing a broad range of tools to address challenging behaviors thoughtfully at the classroom level.

Positive Behavioral Interventions for Students With Autism: A Practical Guide to Avoiding the Legal Risks of Seclusion and Restraint, includes detailed student hypotheticals, helps teachers ensure structure and predictability to lessen triggering events, and explains how educators can implement a hierarchy of supportive consequences to address behaviors, train and coach paraeducators to deliver behavior support and prevent escalation, and cultivate calmness and coping skills with easy-to-administer mindfulness-based practices.

Positive Behavioral Interventions for Students With Autism: A Practical Guide to Avoiding the Legal Risks of Seclusion and Restraint is available for purchase from LRP Publications’ online store.


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