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Challenging Behavior in Young Children : Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively - 03 edition

Challenging Behavior in Young Children : Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively (ISBN10: 0205342264; ISBN13: 9780205342266)
ISBN13: 978-0205342266
ISBN10: 0205342264

Summary: Making full use of Barbara Kaiser's 25 years of experience as a child care director and teacher, this text presents information and strategies to deal with the challenging behavior that teachers find more and more often in their classrooms. Vignettes throughout the text featuring real children make these strategies come alive.

Based on the 40-page NAEYC booklet on the same topic, "Meeting the Challenge: Effective Strategies for Challenging Behavior in
Early Childhood Environments," 1999, this new text explores the subject matter and strategies in greater depth with more up-to-date information. Additional chapters on resilience, culture, the brain, self-reflection, working with families, and bullying make this text a more comprehensive and useful resource.

In addition to two full chapters on preventing challenging behavior, three chapters provide specific strategies for responding to challenging behavior. Chapter 9, "Guidance and Punishment," gives a balanced overview of traditional guidance strategies (e.g. positive reinforcement, consequences, and time-out). Chapter 10, "The WEVAS Strategy," a new approach to challenging behavior that focuses on the teacher's response to the child, furnishes concrete, easy-to-use techniques. Chapter 11, "Functional Assessment," presents a clear, concise overview of functional assessment, a strategy mandated by IDEA that views challenging behavior from the child's perspective. The appendices contain functional assessment charts and explanations of how to use them.
  • User-friendly and conversational in tone, this text is well organized, logical, and fun to read without sacraficing academic rigor. Numerous text boxes add spice and illuminate specific points (Chs. 1-13).
  • Eclectic. This text brings together information from different disciplines and organizes it into a single package in a way that has never been done before. It presents several research-based strategies that can be used separately or together, providing students with a variety of tools that are appropriate for many different children and situations (Chs. 5-13).
  • Culturally sensitive. Discussions of cultural influences on children's behavior and teachers' responses are integrated throughout the text. Chapter 6, "Understanding the Child's Family and Culture," provides an in-depth look at the role of culture in childrens' identity and in teachers' relationships with children and families. Snapshots of the country's largest minority groups point out important cultural values that may lead to behavior being misperceived as challenging.
  • This text emphasizes the importance of teacher-family partnerships throughout and provides information to help teachers comprehend and communicate with parents, even when they are saying things that parents do not want to hear (Chs. 2, 6, and 12).
  • An entire chapter on bullying explains the characteristics of bullies, victims, and bystanders and provides suggestions about preventing bullying and helping children respond to it. Also contains useful information about working with parents of bullies and victims (Ch. 13).
  • A full chapter devoted to behavior and the brain is based on the most recent and rigorous research (Ch. 4).
  • Emphasizes how teacher, child, and environment interact to create challenging behavior (and appropriate behavior).
  • A section called "What Do You Think?," is located at the end of each chapter, and asks questions to help students make the material their own.
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Summary: Making full use of Barbara Kaiser's 25 years of experience as a child care director and teacher, this text presents information and strategies to deal with the challenging behavior that teachers find more and more often in their classrooms. Vignettes throughout the text featuring real children make these strategies come alive.

Based on the 40-page NAEYC booklet on the same topic, "Meeting the Challenge: Effective Strategies for Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood Environments," 1999, this new text explores the subject matter and strategies in greater depth with more up-to-date information. Additional chapters on resilience, culture, the brain, self-reflection, working with families, and bullying make this text a more comprehensive and useful resource.

In addition to two full chapters on preventing challenging behavior, three chapters provide specific strategies for responding to challenging behavior. Chapter 9, "Guidance and Punishment," gives a balanced overview of traditional guidance strategies (e.g. positive reinforcement, consequences, and time-out). Chapter 10, "The WEVAS Strategy," a new approach to challenging behavior that focuses on the teacher's response to the child, furnishes concrete, easy-to-use techniques. Chapter 11, "Functional Assessment," presents a clear, concise overview of functional assessment, a strategy mandated by IDEA that views challenging behavior from the child's perspective. The appendices contain functional assessment charts and explanations of how to use them.
  • User-friendly and conversational in tone, this text is well organized, logical, and fun to read without sacraficing academic rigor. Numerous text boxes add spice and illuminate specific points (Chs. 1-13).
  • Eclectic. This text brings together information from different disciplines and organizes it into a single package in a way that has never been done before. It presents several research-based strategies that can be used separately or together, providing students with a variety of tools that are appropriate for many different children and situations (Chs. 5-13).
  • Culturally sensitive. Discussions of cultural influences on children's behavior and teachers' responses are integrated throughout the text. Chapter 6, "Understanding the Child's Family and Culture," provides an in-depth look at the role of culture in childrens' identity and in teachers' relationships with children and families. Snapshots of the country's largest minority groups point out important cultural values that may lead to behavior being misperceived as challenging.
  • This text emphasizes the importance of teacher-family partnerships throughout and provides information to help teachers comprehend and communicate with parents, even when they are saying things that parents do not want to hear (Chs. 2, 6, and 12).
  • An entire chapter on bullying explains the characteristics of bullies, victims, and bystanders and provides suggestions about preventing bullying and helping children respond to it. Also contains useful information about working with parents of bullies and victims (Ch. 13).
  • A full chapter devoted to behavior and the brain is based on the most recent and rigorous research (Ch. 4).
  • Emphasizes how teacher, child, and environment interact to create challenging behavior (and appropriate behavior).
  • A section called "What Do You Think?," is located at the end of each chapter, and asks questions to help students make the material their own.
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Edition/Copyright: 03
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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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