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Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions: Solving the Skill or Will Dilemma

Solving the Skill or Will Dilemma

Ensure students acquire the academic skills, dispositions, and knowledge necessary for long-term success. The authors examine effective academic and behavior supports and offer a step-by-step process for determining, targeting, and observing academic and behavior interventions. You’ll discover how to work in collaborative teams using a research-based framework to provide united and simultaneous interventions to students at risk.


  • Realize the role behavior plays in students’ academic performance.
  • Identify the academic skills and knowledge, academic behaviors, and social behaviors necessary to developing a successful learner.
  • Learn to simultaneously administer academic and behavior interventions to students at risk.
  • Understand the need to make sure students are prepared to work independently and cooperatively and possess the academic skills and creativity to compete in the future job market.
  • Gain intervention strategies to foster lifelong learners.

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Introduction: The Chicken and the Egg
Chapter 1: Building the Foundation
Chapter 2: The Five Students and Their Schools
Chapter 3: Protocols and Problem Solving
Chapter 4: Uniting Core Instruction and Interventions
Chapter 5: Uniting Skill and Will With Supplemental Interventions
Chapter 6: Uniting Core Instruction and Intensive Remediation
Chapter 7: Getting Started and Getting Better


Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6