As a child and family serving organization personnel you may find yourself in a situation where you encounter young children with challenging behavior. This course focuses on providing basic tools for understanding the behavior of children between the ages of one and five and incorporating strategies for effectively addressing or preventing challenging behavior. These include being proactive, responding appropriately to problem behavior when it occurs, and recognizing when a child’s behavior warrants outside intervention or specialized supports.
This course is approved by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Developmental Characteristics Influence Children’s Behavior A. Lucas Has A Bad Day B. Infant Cues Become Toddler Behaviors C. Four and Five Year Old Behaviors D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Proactive Behavior Management Strategies A. Behavioral Skills Are Learned B. Using Proactive Management Strategies C. Intervene Early D. Caring Is Key E. Work as a Team F. Active Listening G. Appropriate Environment H. Encouragement Section 4: Responding to Challenging Behavior A. Some Children Will Still Misbehave B. Strategies For Responding To Misbehavior C. Teach Me What To Do D. Redirection E. Reposition! Remove! Relocate! F. Maintain Your Composure G. Two Positive Choices I. Give Children Usable Information J. Logical Consequences K. Responding to Challenging Behaviors L. Review M. Summary Section 5: Ineffective Approaches To Addressing Challenging Behavior A. Ineffective Strategies B. What About Time Out? C. Time Out Works For Some Children In Some Situations Section 6: What If Nothing Seems to Work… What Now? A. Serious Concerns B. Additional Support May Be Needed Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations
Cheryl Smith Turner is the principal consultant and founder of REACH Teaching Learning Solutions (TLS), an educational consulting firm, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia. She provides educators with the insight and training for improved instructional strategies that contribute to a positive climate for learning, Cheryl obtained her Specialist in Education Degree from Georgia State University and her Master of Education Degree from Emory University. Cheryl is a nationally certified trainer for classroom management strategies and a state-approved trainer for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), a state approved trainer for Strengthening Families Georgia and is a featured presenter and keynote speaker for a variety of national staff development organizations, universities and agencies. Cheryl’s professional development content includes various topics related to social-emotional learning, child guidance, language and literacy, life skills and executive function, play-based learning and support of high needs learners. Cheryl belongs to several national and regional professional organizations and volunteers her service to numerous charitable and community-based child advocacy groups. Disclosure: Cheryl Smith Turner has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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