Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood

Author: Ronald Mah
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452236631
Format: PDF
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Increase your understanding of children to guide and shape behavior in positive ways! The author assists teachers in observing and understanding children so that they can respond appropriately to difficult behaviors, and enable children to make good behavioral choices for themselves. In an engaging, conversational tone, the book covers: Reconciling the different behavioral expectations of families and schools Applying timeout effectively Motivating children immediately and powerfully Establishing and following through with boundaries Developing behavior incentive plans that work Identifying early signs of depression, anxiety, grief, and special needs

When Nothing Else Works

Author: William DeMeo
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 087659481X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Research shows that children do not outgrow challenging behavior, making early intervention essential. But what can early childhood educators do to reduce challenging behaviors when nothing seems to work? From aromatherapy to affirmations, When Nothing Else Works is filled with creative strategies and techniques to address and adjust problematic behavior in the classroom while also promoting resilience and active engagement in learning. Written from the perspective of an experienced school development psychologist, William DeMeo builds upon the latest behavioral research and evidence-based practices.

Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

Author: Mojdeh Bayat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317748093
Format: PDF
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A copublication with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood focuses on research-based strategies for educators to address challenging behaviors of children during early childhood and elementary school years. Utilizing research from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counselling and applied behavior analysis, the author suggests simple strategies for teachers to manage behaviors and promote mental health and resilience in children with challenging behaviors. Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood provides a framework for best practices which are empirically based and have been successfully utilized in the classroom. An appreciation of the deep understanding of culture as it affects curricular approaches, family engagement, and child growth and development is utilized throughout this comprehensive, multidisciplinary resource. Bayat references the most recent research in the field of child mental health and provides educational and intervention approaches that are appropriate for all children with and without disabilities.

Complete Early Childhood Behavior Management Guide

Author: Kathleen Pullan Watkins
Publisher: Center for Applied Research in
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This unique guide provides you with the insight and tools you need to obtain the best possible behavior from young children, as well as effective, child-tested strategies for resolving problem behaviors when they occur. Here is a brief chapter-by-chapter overview of the useful techniques and materials you'll find in the Guide: Chapter 1, Why Discipline Can Be So Challenging, discusses the many causes of discipline problems, common misconceptions about children's behaviors, the role of parental stress, teacher self-esteem and other factors, and why discipline is an absolute necessity. Chapter 2, Development Influences on Early Childhood Behavior, offers a quick review of child development and its impact on the behavior of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary grade students, with real-life examples and practical suggestions for preventing or coping with normal episodes of difficult behavior. Chapter 3, Classroom Management for Better Behavior, shows how teachers and parents can affect children's behavior, provides checklists for self-assessment, and provides activities and sample materials to help individual teachers and entire staffs develop consistent and effective discipline policies. Chapter 4, Designing the Environment to Promote Good Behavior, provides checklists, worksheets and examples to help you design classroom and play areas and set classroom rules and routines that help children behave. Chapter 5, Identifying Behavior Problems, suggests a variety of proven techniques and materials for getting to the root of any child's behavior problem, using any of a number of provided assessment forms and strategies. Chapter 6, Behavior Modification Techniques, offers numerous examples and a wide variety of ways to use punishment, rewards and reinforcement, as well as alternative strategies and common mistakes to avoid. Chapter 7, Referring Children for Special Services, helps you decide when referrals are necessary, discusses the laws concerning special education and abuse/neglect reporting, shows how to build an effective referral network, and suggests effective techniques for working with parents and outside agencies. Finally, a handy appendix suggests a wide variety of resources on child behavior for both teachers and parents.

A Matter of Trust

Author: Carollee Howes
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807742643
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The authors draw on their experiences as a developmental psychologist and as a teacher educator to provide ways for teachers to create positive child-teacher relationships and classroom climates. This forward-looking volume applies attachment theory to child-teacher relationships...explores strategies that teachers can use to foster positive student behavior...provides narrative examples from early childhood classrooms serving primarily low-income children of color...and uses stories from exemplary classrooms as well as those in which teachers are struggling with relationships.

A Guidance Approach for the Encouraging Classroom

Author: Dan Gartrell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285415221
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Addressing ages 3 to 8 years, A GUIDANCE APPROACH FOR THE ENCOURAGING CLASSROOM, 6th Edition, functions as a primary reference for professionals or as a resource for classes that address group management, the learning environment, child guidance, child behavior, challenging behavior, conflict management, and peace education topics. Part 1 explores the foundation of guidance in early childhood education. Part 2 focuses on building and organizing an encouraging classroom, and discusses such topics as daily schedules, routines, use of thematic instruction, and the importance of working with parents. Part 3 addresses problem solving and challenging behavior, including a practical illustration of how to use and teach conflict management and information about the five-finger-formula. Highlights of the new edition include standards and video integration, expanded coverage of diversity, and information on current brain research. Throughout, this experience-based resource includes real-life anecdotes that allow professionals to make the shift from conventional classroom to developmentally appropriate guidance. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.