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Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Supreme Court Ruling (3/2017)
Endrew vs. Douglas County (Supreme Court Ruling)

On Wednesday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. stated in the court opinion that a child’s “educational program must be appropriately ambitious in light of his circumstances” and that “every child should have the chance to meet challenging objectives.”


“When all is said and done, a student offered an educational program providing ‘merely more than de minimis’ progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all,” Roberts wrote. “For children with disabilities, receiving instruction that aims so low would be tantamount to ‘sitting idly . . . awaiting the time when they were old enough to “drop out.” ’  The Atlantic

 

ABSTRACT: We propose that individuals who are recipients or potential recipients of treatment designed to change their behavior have the right to a therapeutic environment, services whose overriding goal is personal welfare, treatment by a competent behavior analyst, programs that teach functional skills, behavioral assessment and ongoing evaluation, and the most effective treatment procedures available.

This video offers views a 20-minute review of the 1988 article, as presented by Dr. Amanda N. Kelly (Behaviorbabe).

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