This poster provides examples to implement behavior contracting strategies in K-12 classrooms. These behavior contracting strategies will facilitate improved student behavior. Behavioral contracting refers to a written contract that describes a child’s behavioral obligations. In addition, reinforcers (teachers’ or parents’ obligations) are outlined for when the child has met the contract’s conditions. In research conducted by Cutrell (2010) middle-school students with emotional behavior disorders (EBD) were examined. The research demonstrated that behavioral contracts decreased the participants’ targeted, inappropriate behavior. The following details are outlined: For whom and why behavioral contracts are used; how to implement behavioral contracting in the classroom; examples of rewards for compliance with behavioral contracts; and example of contracts.
Disability and Equity in Education | Special Education and Teaching | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Blythe, Emily and Dennison, Amanda, "Behavioral Contracting for K-12 Students" (2013). Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431). Paper 14.
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