Creating Positive Classroom Environments With Electronic Behavior Management Programs

Benjamin S. Riden, Andrew M. Markelz, Kathleen M. Randolph

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Teachers in special education classrooms often struggle with classroom management. In response, many educators are looking for technological solutions to assist in promoting positive classroom environments. Electronic behavior management programs (eBMPs) use strategies based in research that are shown to reduce challenging behavior and encourage positive behavior, such as reinforcement strategies and the Premack principle. This article explains the theoretical efficacies of eBMPs, describes three commonly used eBMPs, and provides procedures on how educators can get started implementing eBMPs with additional tips to consider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Special Education Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s) 2018.


  • behavior
  • eBMPs
  • students with disabilities
  • technology


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