Presented at the 48th annual Exceptional Children's Conference


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

Parent contract.pdf (374 kB)
Parent Contract, Point System