Ch 6: Disciplinary Procedures & Special Education

About This Chapter

Learn the procedures used to discipline students in special education. Lessons examine disciplinary problems that can arise in the classroom, strategies for creating a behavior prevention plan and the use of the functional behavior assessment.

Disciplinary Procedures & Special Education- Chapter Summary

The disciplinary process for students with special needs sometimes differs from that of other students. This chapter takes a close look at how discipline is handled among all students along with special protections that exist for some students with disabilities. Review informative lessons to learn more about the following topics:

  • Types and causes of disciplinary problems in the classroom
  • How discipline is handled for a student with disabilities
  • Basics of the behavior intervention plan (BIP)
  • Definition and purpose of the functional behavior assessment (FBA)

Lessons are developed by teachers for teachers to ensure you get information about discipline in special education that you can use in the classroom. To reinforce the concepts covered in the lessons, take multiple-choice quizzes and a practice chapter exam.

How It Helps

  • Enlightens educators: Lessons provide greater insight into common disciplinary issues you might face in the classroom and can help you understand reasons these issues often arise.
  • Offers disciplinary strategies: Strategies for addressing behavioral issues and disciplining students with disabilities are covered in the lessons.
  • Improves classroom behavior: Learning more about how to discipline students with disabilities can help improve the behavior of individual students as well as the entire class.

Skills Covered

Exploring lessons in this chapter makes it easy for you to do the following:

  • Pinpoint factors that contribute to the common discipline concerns of teachers
  • Describe the special disciplinary protections put in place for students with disabilities
  • Create a comprehensive behavior intervention plan
  • Conduct a functional behavior assessment

4 Lessons in Chapter 6: Disciplinary Procedures & Special Education
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Disciplinary Problems in the Classroom: Types & Causes

1. Disciplinary Problems in the Classroom: Types & Causes

Managing disciplinary issues may be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. This lesson describes discipline concerns teachers face in the classroom and identifies factors that contribute to them.

The Disciplinary Cycle for Students with Disabilities

2. The Disciplinary Cycle for Students with Disabilities

In this lesson, we'll be exploring discipline strategies for students with disabilities. By the end of this lesson you'll have a better understanding of positive interventions and steps to take before altering placement or suspension, as well as how these apply to special education laws.

Behavior Intervention Plan: Definition & Strategies

3. Behavior Intervention Plan: Definition & Strategies

A behavior intervention plan (BIP) is a plan created based on information from a functional behavioral assessment (FBA). Let's dissect the anatomy of a behavior intervention plan: the definition, roots of behavior, and a review of effective strategies that will leave you cool, confident, and capable in the classroom.

Functional Behavior Assessment: Definition & Examples

4. Functional Behavior Assessment: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of a functional behavior assessment (FBA) and how it functions as a tool to help children replace problem behaviors with more desirable behaviors. You will learn the purpose of an FBA, as well as the components of or steps in conducting an FBA.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.