Providing practical solutions to common behavioral problems, this book shows how to use the positive momentum approach to encourage long-term positive behaviour among children aged 3-9.
Covering issues such as what to do when a child avoids doing work, when they engage in rough play, and when they won't stay in their seat, this book includes targeted behavioral strategies that start with the underlying foundations of behaviour and result in lasting positive change. Through real life examples, the book shows how educators can be role models for children, and how school staff can collaborate with families for success beyond the classroom. The book also includes information specific to working with children with special needs. Accompanying behaviour charts and goal mapping resources are available to download to help with tracking a child's progress.
Lisa Rogers is Director of Educating Diverse Learners in San Antonia, Texas, working with educators, students and their families by way of consultation, classroom support and training across the United States.
1. Introduction. 1.1. Priming. 1.2. Applied Behavioral Analysis. 1.3. The Science of Early Childhood Development. 1.4. Pre-Assessment. 2. Layers of Prevention. 2.1. Model Positive Behaviors. 2.2. Develop Authentic Relationships. 2.3. Set Clear Expectations. 2.4. Teach Expectations. 2.5. Provide Positive Feedback. 2.6. Build and Organized Environment. 2.7. Nurture Problem Solving. 2.8. Teach Self-regulation. 2.9. Collaborate with Families. 2.10. Collect and Analyze Data. 3. Building Positive Momentum. 3.1. Getting out of Seat. 3.2. Tattling. 3.3. Blurting Out. 3.4. Work Avoidance. 3.5. Difficulty with Transitions. 3.6. Mine-Mine-Mine. 3.7. Body Awareness. 3.8. Rough Play. 3.9. Screaming. 3.10. Aggression. 3.11. Following Directions. 3.12. "But That's Not Fair". 4. Children with Special Needs. 4.1. Antiseptic Bouncing. 4.2. Schedules. 4.3. Visual Supports. 4.4. Narratives. 4.5. Video Modeling. 4.6. Communication. 4.7. Preventing Meltdowns. References.