The purpose of the study was to determine whether an alternative program is the appropriate placement for an aggressive eight-year-old deaf male. An action research approach was used in which data were obtained through observations of the student, an interview with his alternative teacher, and a review of his I.E.P. The findings suggested that the student's aggressive behaviors (e.g. biting and hitting) have decreased since his placement in the alternative program. Therefore, the alternative program may be an appropriate placement for this student. This may have implications for those planning placements for other students who are aggressive, including an in-depth examination of the specific factors which have contributed to the student's decreased aggressive behaviors.

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