The Impact of Positive Behavior Intervention Training for Teachers on Referral Rates for Misbehavior, Special Education Evaluation and Student Reading Achievement in the Elementary Grades.

@article{Polirstok2006TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Positive Behavior Intervention Training for Teachers on Referral Rates for Misbehavior, Special Education Evaluation and Student Reading Achievement in the Elementary Grades.},
  author={Susan Rovet Polirstok and Jay Gottlieb},
  journal={The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={354-361}
}
  • S. Polirstok, J. Gottlieb
  • Published 22 September 2006
  • Education
  • The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy
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