“We can’t expect other people to understand”: The perspectives of families whose children have problem behavior


Open-ended interviews in which 20 family members discussed issues related to their child's problem behavior revealed three major themes: the difficult process of coming to terms with the child's disability, the importance of having support from caring people, and the pervasive impact the problem behavior exerts on family functioning.


Exceptional Children


  • Glen Dunlap
  • Lise Fox
  • B. J. Vaughn
  • Merili Llanes Wyatte

Prevention Level

  • Tertiary


  • Parents
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams
  • Specialists

System Impact

  • Individual Student


  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Elementary School
  • Families