Commentary: Helping teachers see behavior as communication

Behavioral training would help teachers better meet the needs of students with behavioral disorders, child psychologist Nancy Rappaport writes in this commentary. For instance, teachers who learn students' triggers for meltdowns can help avoid them, or help students find a more appropriate response. "Behavior happens for a reason, and by determining the intent or the function of the behavior, teachers can better decide how to intervene," she writes.

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