This education initiative of the Center for Excellence is funded by the Sate Department of Education. The goal is to help early childhood special education professionals to create learning environments where children are engaged, they feel good about coming to school, and where educators are able to teach children. Particular emphasis is placed on setting expectations, and teaching skills that students can learn in place of challenging behaviors. The entire program consists of three modules offered on separate days.
Modules and Select Topics:
Promoting Children's Success: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environment
Social Emotional Teaching Strategie
Individualized Intensive Interventions: Determining the Meaning of Challenging Behavior
- Understand the difference between positive behavioral supports (PBIS) and traditional discipline approaches
- Identify the behavioral mechanisms that contribute to viewing challenging behavior as communicative
- Describe methods that may be sued to determine the function of a challenging behavior