Handbook of Positive Behavior Support

  • Wayne Sailor
  • Glen Dunlap
  • George Sugai
  • Rob Horner

Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Glen Dunlap, Wayne Sailor, Robert H. Horner, George Sugai
      Pages 3-16
  3. Early Childhood, Family, And Community

    1. Glen Dunlap, Lise Fox
      Pages 49-71
    2. Lauren Binnendyk, Brenda Fossett, Christy Cheremshynski, Sharon Lohrmann, Lauren Elkinson, Lynn Miller
      Pages 73-106
    3. Andy J. Frey, Cheryl Anne Boyce, Louisa Banks Tarullo
      Pages 126-148
    4. Albert J. Duchnowski, Krista Kutash
      Pages 203-231
    5. V. Mark Durand, Meme Hieneman, Shelley Clarke, Melissa Zona
      Pages 233-256
    6. Amy McCart, Nikki Wolf, Holly M. Sweeney, Ursula Markey, D. J. Markey
      Pages 257-277
    7. Kimberly Crosland, Glen Dunlap, Hewitt B. Clark, Bryon Neff
      Pages 279-304
  4. Schoolwide

    1. George Sugai, Robert H. Horner
      Pages 307-326
    2. Heather Peshak George, Don Kincaid, Jenna Pollard-Sage
      Pages 375-394
    3. Leanne S. Hawken, Sarah L. Adolphson, K. Sandra Macleod, Joan Schumann
      Pages 395-420
    4. Terrance M. Scott, Cynthia Anderson, Richmond Mancil, Peter Alter
      Pages 421-441
    5. Robert Putnam, Amy McCart, Peter Griggs, Jeong Hoon Choi
      Pages 443-463
    6. C. Michael Nelson, Jeffrey R. Sprague, Kristine Jolivette, Carl R. Smith, Tary J. Tobin
      Pages 465-496
    7. Lori Newcomer, Geoff Colvin, Timothy J. Lewis
      Pages 497-520
    8. Stephen J. Newton, Robert H. Horner, Robert F. Algozzine, Anne W. Todd, Kate M. Algozzine
      Pages 551-580
    9. Hank Bohanon, Pamela Fenning, Chris Borgmeier, Brigid Flannery, Joanne Malloy
      Pages 581-601
    10. Rachel Freeman, Sharon Lohrmann, Larry K. Irvin, Don Kincaid, Victoria Vossler, Jolenea Ferro
      Pages 603-629
  5. New Directions

    1. Wayne Sailor, Nikki Wolf, Hoon Choi, Blair Roger
      Pages 633-669
    2. Lucille Eber, Kelly Hyde, Jennifer Rose, Kimberli Breen, Diane McDonald, Holly Lewandowski
      Pages 671-709
    3. Cynthia M. Anderson, Terrance M. Scott
      Pages 705-728
    4. Wayne Sailor, Jennifer Doolittle, Renée Bradley, Lou Danielson
      Pages 729-753
    5. Springer Science + Business Media B.V
      Pages 776-776
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 755-775

About this book


A revolution in working with difficult students began during the 1980s, with a dramatic shift away from dependence on simply punishing bad behavior to reinforcing desired, positive behaviors of children in the classroom. With its foundation in applied behavior analysis (ABA), positive behavior support (PBS) is a social ecology approach that continues to play an increasingly integral role in public education as well as mental health and social services nationwide.

The Handbook of Positive Behavior Support gathers into one concise volume the many elements of this burgeoning field and organizes them into a powerful, dynamic knowledge base – theory, research, and applications. Within its chapters, leading experts, including the primary developers and researchers of PBS:

  • Review the origins, history, and ethical foundations of positive behavior support.
  • Report on applications of PBS in early childhood and family contexts, from Head Start to foster care to mental health settings to autism treatment programs.
  • Examine school-based PBS used to benefit all students regardless of ability or conduct.
  • Relate schoolwide PBS to wraparound mental health services and the RTI (response to intervention) movement.
  • Provide data and discussion on a variety of topics salient to PBS, including parenting issues, personnel training, high school use, poorly functioning schools, and more.

This volume is an essential resource for school-based practitioners as well as clinicians and researchers in clinical child, school, and educational psychology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wayne Sailor
    • 1
  • Glen Dunlap
    • 2
  • George Sugai
    • 3
  • Rob Horner
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Special EducationUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Florida Mental Health Institute Div. Applied ResearchUniversity of South FloridaRenoUSA
  3. 3.Neag School of EducationUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  4. 4.Dept. Special EducationUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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