Grant aids students with disabilities.Byline: The Register-Guard
The U.S. Office of Special Education Programs has announced a $1.6 million grant to the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. to lead a joint effort to continue the work of a technical assistance center aimed at helping address the needs of behavior-challenged students with disabilities.
The project, known as the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions behavioral intervention Behavior modification, behavior 'mod', behavioral therapy, behaviorism Psychiatry The use of operant conditioning models, ie positive and negative reinforcement, to modify undesired behaviors–eg, anxiety. and Supports, helps schools provide a climate and effective interventions to support students with disabilities who have behavioral behavioral
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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS PBIS Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
PBIS Performance-Based Incentive System
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PBIS Pacific Bell Internet Services , promote practices that help students with behavioral challenges by focusing first on their environment, rather than just the person. For instance, PBIS stresses schoolwide practices involving all staff and students that help develop an atmosphere where students with behavioral challenges can succeed.
The national center was launched in the 1990s to help schools develop PBIS programs. The grant will enable the UO to join with 10 other universities, state governments and service organizations to extend its work. This is the third grant to the center over the past 10 years. For information, visit pbis.org.