Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Human Development & Family Science

First Advisor

Paoze Thao


Thousands of students engage in maladaptive behaviors in Special Education classrooms throughout the world every single day. It is very important for parents and others related to the field to know and get an understanding of how teachers teach students effectively according to their functional skills and understanding. This senior capstone examines how teachers teach students with maladaptive behaviors in Special Education. Through the use of literature review and interviews with three specialists in Special Education, the findings reveal that by finding ways to keep their maladaptive behaviors to interfere with their learning is by providing one-to-one support in classroom settings and tapping to available extra resources in schools will increase their academic performance.