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ERIC Number: EJ1160818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Evidence-Based Practices to Reduce Challenging Behaviors of Young Children with Autism
Rahn, Naomi L.; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Hanna, Alexajo; Lewellen, Traysha
Young Exceptional Children, v20 n4 p166-178 Dec 2017
Challenging behaviors refer to those behaviors that decrease the child's ability to engage and participate in classroom routines (Dunlap, Wilson, Strain, & Lee, 2013), and therefore, the dilemma in the scenario above is common to early childhood and early childhood special education teachers due to an increase in children experiencing autism (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). For children experiencing autism who display persistent challenging behavior, minimizing these behaviors is essential for ensuring their full participation with peers in early childhood settings. Identifying strategies to minimize challenging behaviors can be problematic for teachers. The goal of this article is to identify and describe evidence-based behavior intervention strategies that teachers can use to support young children with autism who manifest persistent challenging behaviors. Specifically, the authors review four evidence-based practices (EBPs) for reducing challenging behaviors. For each practice, they provide a definition and examples of how teachers might use these strategies within an inclusive classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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