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ERIC Number: EJ1061684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Systematic Monitoring of Young Children's Social-Emotional Competence and Challenging Behaviors
Classen, Audra; Cheatham, Gregory A.
Young Exceptional Children, v18 n2 p29-47 Jun 2015
Many children in preschool need support developing appropriate social-emotional competencies. Supportive early educators build confidence in young children to express and regulate emotions, develop solutions to problems, interact with peers, and persist when faced with challenges (Denham, 2006; Webster-Stratton & Reid, 2004). This article presents systematic monitoring methods (i.e., organized procedures for regularly obtaining individual child-level data) for young children's social emotional competencies and challenging behaviors that can be incorporated into natural daily routines. It begins with a discussion of key points for systematic monitoring. Next, the authors review five systematic monitoring methods appropriate for documenting young children's social-emotional skills and challenging behaviors during daily classroom routines: momentary time sampling, partial-interval sampling, whole interval sampling, duration, and latency. Systematically monitoring social-emotional competencies and challenging behavior through time sampling, duration, and latency data collection promotes better informed intervention decisions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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