Behavioral Intervention Planning–Third Edition

Kathleen McConnell, Ph.D.
James R. Patton, Ed.D.
Edward A. Polloway Ed.D.

About the Authors

Kathleen McConnell, Ph.D.
Kathleen McConnell is an independent education consultant from Austin, TX. In addition to her work as an author she provides staff development and consultation services in the areas of positive behavior intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and gifted/learning disabled. The emphasis in Dr. McConnell's writing and consultation is always on practical strategies for educators.
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Edward A. Polloway, Ed.D.
The co-author of numerous books on teaching students with special needs, Dr. Polloway’s work is used nationwide for textbooks and other resources. These include the fourth edition of Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (Allyn and Bacon), the third edition of Language Instruction for Students with Disabilities (Love Publishing), and Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs (Prentice Hall/Merrill), which is one of the most commonly adopted methods textbooks in the country. He is currently working on the ninth edition of this book. In addition, he has co-authored the books Learning Disabilities in Adults and Best Practices in Mental Retardation, as well as a manual, Behavioral Intervention Planning, a training guide with CD-ROM that provides educators with a systematic approach to meeting federal law.

Dr. Polloway delivered the Distinguished Lecture of the Council for Learning Disabilities in 2002. Twice the past president of the Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Dr. Polloway is the recipient of the organization’s 1998 Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Council for Learning Disabilities.

Dr. Polloway joined the faculty of Lynchburg College in 1976, where he has held positions as associate dean of the college, dean of the School of Education and Human Development, co-director of the college’s Center for Family Studies and Educational Advancement, and coordinator of the eight Centers of Lynchburg College. He has been successful in obtaining numerous grants for the College through his involvement in the development of external grant proposals. He is a two-time recipient of the College’s James A. Huston Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

He holds the Ed.D. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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Author Kathleen McConnell, Ph.D., James R. Patton, Ed.D., & Edward A. Polloway Ed.D.

Age Range 2–18 years

Administration Type Resource Guide

Qualification Level B