You Can’t Make Me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavior Change


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A unique look at behavior through the child’s perspective!

Behavior isn’t an isolated event. All behavior is communication, and when it comes to figuring out what your child is trying to say, Dr. Jim Ball has the answers. This book walks the reader through a variety of scenarios that will explore why a child may engage in a specific behavior, and help you build your “behavior-investigator” skills to develop a behavior plan that works.
You’ll find:

  • Short, quick-to-read, and easy-to-understand chapters about behavior and behavior change.
  • Stories that illustrate six main functions of behavior.
  • An on-the-spot behavior assessment tool to help you figure out the situation and why it’s getting out of control.
  • A worksheet to create a behavior plan to reduce problematic behaviors.
  • In-the-moment strategies adults can use when problems occur, and longer-term strategies to implement over time.

As the adult, behavior change starts with you. This book applies a whole-person perspective toward behavior management and will help you address the unwanted behavior in the moment, as well as provide strategies to prevent the behavior from recurring again in the future. Shaping and changing behavior is a journey—and it starts here.

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You Can’t Make Me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavior Change

Author(s): James Ball, EdD, BCBA-D


Features: Behavior plan template; behavior, communication, & social skills strategies for each function of behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941765876
Product Dimensions: 6″ x 9″

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