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Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Evidence-Based Practice for Assessment and Intervention

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Frank M Gresham

  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
    Fills a crucial need by describing ways to provide meaningful supports to students with disruptive behaviour disorders.

304 pages
ISBN: 9781462527724

Schools often resort to ineffective, punitive interventions for the 10% of K-8 students whose challenging behaviour interferes with their own and their classmates' learning. This book fills a crucial need by describing ways to provide meaningful supports to students with disruptive behaviour disorders.

Prominent authority Frank M. Gresham weaves together current research, assessment and intervention guidelines, and illustrative case studies. He reviews a broad range of evidence-based practices and offers recommendations for selecting, implementing, and evaluating them within a multi-tiered framework. Coverage includes school- and home-based approaches, multi-component programs, prevention strategies, and social skills training.

Table of Contents

  1. Characteristics, Correlates, Causes, and Outcomes of Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth
  2. Evaluating, Selecting, and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in School Contexts: Key Issues and Recommendations
  3. Evidence-Based Assessment Strategies: Screening, Identification, Progress Monitoring, and Outcomes
  4. Issues and Guidelines in Implementing Interventions
  5. Evidence-Based School Interventions: A Multi-Tiered Approach
  6. Evidence-Based Home Interventions
  7. Evidence-Based Multicomponent Interventions
  8. Primary Prevention Strategies
  9. Replacement Behavior Training Strategies
  10. Case Study Applications for Best Practices with Kelsey Hartman and Rachel Olinger Steeves


"Gresham is a top leader in the field of emotional and behavioral disorders, and his experience and expertise are evident in this highly useful volume. The book offers a concise, practical, and thorough presentation of key issues in supporting positive outcomes for students with disruptive behavior disorders. The case studies concretely illustrate how to identify students with disruptive behavior disorders at the first sign of concern, and how to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based strategies, practices, and programs within multi-tiered systems of support that are comprehensive and integrated."
- Kathleen Lynne Lane, PhD, BCBA-D, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas

"This outstanding book is unlike anything I have seen in my 40-plus years of working with school-related behavior disorders. It meets a glaring need for a roadmap for assessment and intervention with this very at-risk and underserved student group. Gresham's knowledge of causal factors, intervention procedures, and assessment methods is unparalleled. Readers will emerge with a superb understanding of ways to improve the life chances of students with disruptive behavior disorders and meaningfully involve school staff and parents in the process."
- Hill M. Walker, PhD, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences, University of Oregon

"Serving the needs of children with disruptive behavior disorders is a major challenge for schools today. All readers, regardless of their professional training, will treasure this book. As he has done throughout his career, Gresham writes clearly and comprehensively about best practices. The singular focus on disruptive behavior disorders ensures comprehensive coverage of etiology, assessment, treatment, and prevention."
- J. Ron Nelson, PhD, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska, Lincoln