How to support children with challenging behaviors

sep15-providermtgChildren who demonstrate challenging behaviors take a great deal of our time & energy. Their behavior is really about demonstrating an underlying need that we have yet to discover. This session gave providers a glimpse into the child’s needs and some practical strategies to use to deal with the challenging behavior.

Download Supporting Challenging Behavior presentation by Karen Weakley

Reference: Lentini, R., Vaughn, B. J., & Fox, L. (2008). Creating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior [CD-ROM]. (Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention, University of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B. Downs Tampa, FL 33612)  This website, Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behaviors, includes some of the ideas shared during the training and many other valuable resources:

  • Tucker Turtle Takes Time
  • Sample Visual schedule
  • Routine based support guide
  • My Teacher Wants to Know
  • Feelings faces chart and activities

PFEL offers monthly provider meetings for early care and early education providers August through June. Participants receive STARS hours as well as materials, ideas, activities, and the opportunity to network with other early learning professionals. Provider Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month at the Richland High School library. There is no cost to attend. Check the calendar for scheduled meetings.

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