Increasing numbers of children are entering our nation’s schools with mental or behavioral health problems. Although many of these children are included in general education programs, teachers report feeling under- or unprepared to manage problematic behaviors. This is not surprising given that reviews of teacher training programs have evidenced limited coursework in classroom management. Within this paper, we present a framework, the Triple T – Triple R Competing Pathways Model, that is grounded in the tenets of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA has decades of empirical evidence to support its use in the classroom. Triple T – Triple R simplifies the competing pathways chart frequently utilized within ABA, rendering our model accessible to teachers who might not have previous training or experience with application of behavioral tenets.
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Gischlar, Karen L. and Riffel, Laura A.
"Designing Behavioral Interventions That Work: The Triple T – Triple R Competing Pathways Model,"