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ERIC Number: EJ854587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Transitioning Children between Activities: Effective Strategies for Decreasing Challenging Behavior
Olive, Melissa L.
Beyond Behavior, v14 n1 p11-16 Fall 2004
Transitions between activities can be difficult for both young children and their teachers. Multiple strategies may be used to decrease the likelihood that children engage in challenging behavior during transitions. This paper will describe strategies teachers may use to decrease or prevent problem behavior during transitions. Particular attention will be given to transitions that occur during early childhood programs or preschool programs for children with disabilities. Additionally, all intervention strategies will be linked with a hypothetical function of problem behavior to enable teachers to choose interventions to fit a particular child's need. To help clarify strategies, examples will be used from teacher Donna's classroom, a preschool program that serves children with and without disabilities. This paper will begin with planning strategies, follow with intervention strategies based on potential functions of behavior, and conclude with instructional strategies to teach transition skills. (Contains 3 figures.)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A