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ERIC Number: EJ865808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
Large-Scale Implementation of Program-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Early Childhood Education Programs in New Hampshire
Muscott, Howard Steven; Pomerleau, Tina; Szczesiul, Stacy
NHSA Dialog, v12 n2 p148-169 2009
Early childhood educators are concerned with the growing number of children who enter programs lacking social competence and exhibiting challenging behaviors. This article describes how early childhood programs in New Hampshire are addressing this challenge by adapting evidence-based School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports to meet the needs of young children and their educators. The majority of programs were successful in implementing the preventative features of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Supports with fidelity. Two programs experienced significant program-wide reductions in incidents of challenging behavior. Despite these successes, the vast majority of programs experienced difficulty implementing the response to challenging behavior features, particularly data collection, entry, and analysis. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire