A Five-Step Approach to Replacing Challenging Behavior

Stacy N. McGuire, Hedda Meadan

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Many students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) engage in challenging behavior on a daily basis. Such behaviors can have negative impacts on students, teachers, and families. In an effort to support students with EBD, this article provides general and special education teachers with a five-step process for teaching replacement behaviors. Each step is described in detail to illustrate how it can be applied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
JournalIntervention in School and Clinic
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2023


  • emotional and behavioral disorders
  • reinforcement
  • replacement behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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