ECE 167C
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Through exploring various theories of behavior management and functions of behavior, the role of positive behavioral supports in preparing young children to become competent and cooperative individuals with a strong social and emotional foundation will be emphasized. Developmentally appropriate methods of guiding individual and group needs will be shared as approaches to preventing disruptive behaviors in the classroom. Techniques for dealing with more challenging and explosive behaviors using functional assessment, identifying replacement skills, and creating and implementing behavior intervention plans will be utilized. Partnering with families in developing these plans will be emphasized. Students will also learn about triggers of and interventions for the cycle of tantrums, meltdowns, and rage often experienced by children with autism spectrum disorder. Students will leave the course with tools for primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of challenging behaviors. They will understand when and how to reach out for support in the community in dealing with issues beyond their expertise. Students will be able to use the class as a model for developing parent education programs for the families that they serve. A $25 Child and Family Development Center (CFDC) Lab fee will be assessed for all students taking ECE 167C. (Prerequisite: ECE 101C or permission of the Department Chair of Child and Family Studies)