Overview - PRACTICAL CHARTS FOR MANAGING BEHAVIOR
Product Type: Book
Author: Lynn Lavelle
Number of Pages: 160 pages
Reproducible: Yes, Limited
Age Appropriate Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adult, Special Ed
Teachers and others know the importance of monitoring students’ and clients’
progress, but seldom have the time to create the kinds of charts necessary to
do a thorough job. Practical Charts for Managing Behavior is a hassle-free,
160-page resource packed with 40 different charts to document social-skill progress.
What used to add hours to a professional’s already busy schedule now takes
just minutes at a photocopier using the revolutionary collection of field-tested
charts. Ideal for preschool through high school, within a school, day-care program,
residential setting, or institutional facility, as well as in the inclusion
classroom or in special education.
Each reproducible chart is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the observer and the behaviors of the individual being monitored. Each design includes a brief explanation and a sample copy of a completed chart to illustrate how the chart is to be used. Two samples are included for the charts that are applicable to both elementary and secondary students. The charts can be used either academically or behaviorally. In addition, each chart serves as an excellent document to communicate pertinent information about a student''s performance on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
The easy-to-read, well-organized charts promote the three basic components of structure so important to a functional setting: consistency, predictability, and frequent feedback. Dozens of tips along the way help teachers and others select just the right chart for their needs.
The charts are grouped according to purpose:
Useful when assessing the behavioral and/or academic performance during specific time periods, activities, or subjects.
Time Increment Sheets.
Helps the observer to monitor or recognize very specific expectations of a student during time increments.
Allows the observer to monitor the individual behaviors of student for an entire week using one chart.
Useful when the student will be observed according to activity or subject periods.
Immediate Reinforcement Charts.
Designed to recognize a student immediately after specific behaviors are observed.
Classroom Monitoring Chart.
Designed to monitor more than one student at a time within a particular subject area.
For those who prefer to design or tailor their own charts, these effective designs can be used as templates.
Examples of the 40 charts include:
-Daily Point Sheet
-Checklist of Behaviors
-Skills for Success
-Keeping Up with the Times
-Taking Control Chart
-Accounting for Behavior
-Weekly Management Scale
-Point Tally Sheet
-Super Student Chart
-Going for the Gold
-Home/School Assignment Sheet
-Daily Progress Report
A short glossary of terms mentioned in the explanations of the charts or on the charts themselves is at the end of the book. The book is printed in a large spiral-bound format that folds flat for easy photocopying.