Special Education M.A.

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Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser, Lisa

Second Reader

Nathan Elliott


Disruptive behaviors are a key factor in classroom management and student progress. Current research focuses on identifying the antecedents for such behavior in order to determine the style of intervention that will best support the student in self regulation and striving toward positive behaviors. Staff response to behavior is impactful on how students operate in the classroom. This paper and the accompanying application materials review recent studies on the subject and organize them into useful training to support school staff in choosing appropriate interventions for their students. Interventions for both general and special education students were surveyed and synthesized to make the training accessible for teacher and staff in all school roles.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis