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1st Edition

Implementing Systematic Interventions
A Guide for Secondary School Teams

ISBN 9780367279097
Published July 31, 2020 by Routledge
272 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Accessibly written and specifically designed for secondary schools, Implementing Systematic Interventions provides you with the tools you need to successfully organize for and smoothly implement schoolwide intervention strategies. Discover how to:

• Organize administrative support and leadership teams;

• Create effective communication techniques and protocols;

• Use effective models to select school-specific priorities;

• Support staff and students during the transition;

• Identify desired outcomes and assess whether or not they've been achieved.

Featuring supplemental online resources, this essential guide helps your team avoid common mistakes, identify clear goals, and implement successful interventions to help every student succeed.

Table of Contents

Preface: Using This Book  Part One: Organize Systems For Implementation: Find Your Purpose, Find Your Direction  1. What Makes An Effective Secondary School?  2. Understanding Principles Of Prevention And Support  3. Stages of Implementation  4. Setting the Stage for Effective Systems  5. Readiness And Buy-In: Asking Before You Tell   Part Two: Encouraging Teams To Be More Effective  6. What Does An Effective Team Look Like?  7. Communication  8. Aligning Practices with Goals: Working Smarter   9. Alignment of Roles With Practices  10. Using Fidelity Data to Develop A Plan  11. Using Data to Monitor Systems and Target Interventions  Part Three: Providing Effective Instruction  12. Structures that Facilitate Access to Learning  13. Defining Norms to Build Community  14. Increasing Student Engagement  15. Improving Academic and Behavioral Performance Through Feedback and Acknowledgement  16. Responding To Academic and Behavioral Needs

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Hank Bohanon is Professor of Special Education at Loyola University Chicago, USA.

Lisa Caputo Love is a Learning Behavior Specialist and Bilingual Coordinator in the Chicago Public School District, USA.

Kelly Morrissey is Director of Personal Learning and Student Support at Maine Township High School District 207, USA.


"This book provides a long-awaited resource, a multi-tiered system of support book written specifically with secondary school staff in mind. Drawing upon years of PBIS research and combined expertise, the authors inspire new ways of thinking about discipline, behavior, and learning. Filled with engaging, often humorous stories, jargon-free examples, and sample scenarios, this book is one readers will return to time and time again for relevant, easy to understand and ready to apply information and resources."

Karen L. Berlin, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, George Mason University, USA

"Bohanon, Caputo-Love, and Morrissey provide a valuable guide for the implementation of school-wide systems of support within the unique context of high school settings. This informative resource provides practical direction and real-life examples that can be applied to improve school climate and effective supports to improve student outcome at the secondary level."

Steve Goodman, Ph.D., Director, Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi)

"Implementing Systematic Interventions merges the perfect combination of qualitative and quantitative research to examine how to effectively execute systemic change. Offering formulaic approaches to nuanced topics--such as what makes an effective team, setting the stage for systemic change, and crafting meaningful feedback—if you're in the process of making modifications at the secondary level, this is the book for you!"

Lindsey L. Jensen, 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year & Recipient of the 2020 NEA-Illinois Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence