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ERIC Number: EJ869687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
The Importance of Precorrective Statements and Behavior-Specific Praise and Strategies to Increase Their Use
Stormont, Melissa; Reinke, Wendy
Beyond Behavior, v18 n3 p26-32 Spr 2009
Many young children demonstrate behavior that teachers find challenging. Accordingly, early childhood and elementary educators must be prepared to support children's social development and use effective practices so that children will be less likely to develop or sustain behavior problems. General education reform and legislation direct schools to use research-based practices to increase children's opportunities for success. However, teachers and administrators often struggle with selecting and implementing effective practices and may feel pulled in many directions by multiple initiatives. To aid in the selection of practices that promote appropriate social behavior, this article aims to describe two simple, research-based practices that have a positive impact on the behavior of children and teachers and two ways these practices can be supported. These strategies are considered universal supports, because they can be implemented with and are effective for all students. (Contains 1 table.)
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; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A