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ERIC Number: EJ949524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Making Choices: A Proactive Way to Improve Behaviors for Young Children with Challenging Behaviors
Green, Katherine B.; Mays, Nicole M.; Jolivette, Kristine
Beyond Behavior, v20 n1 p25-31 Fall 2011
Preschool teachers and caregivers today are faced with an increasing number of children as young as 2 years old who exhibit challenging behavior. Unfortunately, these challenging behaviors may continue into adolescence and adulthood if not remediated early. Recently, there has been an increase in research showing promising evidence that when children are provided with preventative and positive environments, challenging behaviors may decrease and can be replaced by more appropriate behaviors. In this article, the authors describe a secondary-tier intervention, choice making, which may be used as an antecedent-based intervention for young children whose problem behaviors put them at risk for developing more intense and chronic behavioral difficulties. By providing an antecedent-based intervention at this tier, teachers may proactively prevent challenging behavior and provide opportunities for children to build independent social and cognitive skills. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A