4. Strengthen relationships within and across systems5. Maximize opportunities to address needs and concerns across, rather than within settings.6. Increase shared (parent and teacher) commitments to educational goals.7. Increase the diversity of expertise and resources available.Ways to improve communication with families – check 1102 table 4.1oUse descriptive and concrete termsoRefrain from using jargonoHelp parents prepare for upcoming meetingsoAsk family members to share observations and informationoUse frequent summary statementsoReframe potentially stereotypical statementsoTrain interpreters in the importance of translating content and relational aspects of communicationContingency contractsoAKA behavioral contractsSteps to establish contingency contractsoIdentify target behavioroIdentify criterion to meet
oDetermine how behavior will be measuredoState when behavior must occuroIdentify consequencesoIdentify who will implement the contingencyHow you determine appropriate replacement behaviors for target behavioroReplacement behavior must have the same function as the problem behavioroEqual access to reinforceroShould be appropriate to the client and contextoReplacement behavior will not work if problem behavior continues to be reinforced
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