Vera I. Daniels
Maintaining appropriate classroom behavior can be a complex and difficult task.This task becomes more stressful when it involves students with disabilities.When students with disabilities display disruptive behavior, classroom teachers must carefully and methodically think about the discipline strategies they might employ.Although the disruptive behavior some of these students exhibit is similar to that of students without disabilities, the discipline strategies used to correct or redirect disruptive behavior can vary considerably (see box, "Due Process").This article provides classroom teachers in inclusion settings with suggestions for addressing behavioral infractions of students with disabilities.In using these strategies, teachers and other practitioners should develop skills in diagnostic, reflective thinking and in making choices among strategies.
...Vera I. Daniels (CEC Chapter #386), Professor, Institute for the Study and Rehabilitation of Exceptional Children and Youth, and Department of Special Education, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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