Behavioural Support for Students with Special Educational Needs

Trends Across the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Fiona Bryer
  • Wendi Beamish

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fiona Bryer, Wendi Beamish
      Pages 3-23
  3. USA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Wendi Beamish, Fiona Bryer
      Pages 27-47
    3. Fiona Bryer, Wendi Beamish
      Pages 49-65
  4. Australia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Wendi Beamish, Fiona Bryer
      Pages 69-88
  5. Asian Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Anuradha Dutt, Levan Lim, Thana L. Thaver
      Pages 115-125
    3. Yoon-Suk Hwang, Jeong-Ah Ku, Mi-Jin Song, Jae-Eun Noh
      Pages 127-139
    4. Nan Zhu, Guanglun Michael Mu
      Pages 141-149
    5. Kathleen Tait, Francis Fung, Jasna Dajic
      Pages 151-165
    6. Yoriko Kikkawa, Noriko Hirasawa, Kenichi Ohkubo
      Pages 167-182
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Fiona Bryer, Wendi Beamish
      Pages 185-191

About this book


​This book reports on the use of behavioural support – an evidence-based approach developed in the USA to meet students’ special educational needs – in Australia and selected thriving Asian countries. It brings together key issues and insights into how educational policy and practices in different societies and cultures influence the uptake of behavioural support in schools and classrooms.

The book provides a balanced and highly informative perspective on the historical paths of development and current expansion of behavioural support into regular schools in the USA. It also offers insights into the progress of its implementation outside the Western context of the USA and Europe and its influence on capacity building among professionals within various contexts across the Asia-Pacific region. Case studies from Australia demonstrate the effectiveness of multi-tiered behavioural support in a state government education system for a population of diverse students, and address the resultant adaptation of tiers when it is implemented in a nongovernment school organisation for students with autism. Case studies from Singapore, Mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan reveal the cultural practices and organisational issues that produce distinctive characteristics of behavioural support in inclusive and special education within these countries.

This book offers essential guidance to educational decision-makers in these countries and communities around diverse students in considering their next steps towards using behavioural supports proposed in the American blueprints for implementing and building capacity for use in any context.


Behavioural Support Special Educational Needs inclusive education special education multi-tier systems of support evidence-based practice staff training student behaviour

Editors and affiliations

  • Fiona Bryer
    • 1
  • Wendi Beamish
    • 2
  1. 1.Griffith Inst for Educational ResearchGriffith UniversityMt GravattAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith Inst for Educational ResearchGriffith UniversityMt GravattAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7176-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7177-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-8219
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-8227
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