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ARC 010: Challenging Behaviors

Course Description

In this 5 week course, ARC candidates will discuss common behavior problems, discuss how behavior and development are related; describe methods for preventing and remediating challenging behaviors; and, learn methods to support children with challenging behaviors.

Candidates will become familiar with NAEYC’s Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Connecticut’s Common Core of Teaching, and the Connecticut Framework: Preschool Curricular Goals and Benchmarks.

Prerequisite

  • Acceptance into the program.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Discuss common causes of behavior problems.
  2. Discuss circumstances when a behavior problem is related to development.
  3. Describe methods of preventing and remediating challenging behaviors.
  4. Describe methods for supporting children's social competence with peers.
  5. Complete a Positive Behavioral Support Plan.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Discussions (Weeks 1-5)

50%

Positive Behavioral Support Plan (Week 5)

50%

Total

100%

Required Texts

  • Kaisar, Barbara; Rasminsky, Judy Sklar. Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively, 3rd Edition. Pearson Education, Inc. 2012. ISBN-10: 0132159120
  • Bredekamp, Sue. Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation. 2nd ed. Pearson Education, Inc. 2014. ISBN-10: 132853337 or ISBN-13: 9780132853330

Additional Resources

Journal Articles, videos, PowerPoint, on-line materials (articles in pdf and other forms of written documents as well as web-video casts)

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1,2

Challenging Behaviors?

  • Readings:
    • Textbook (Kaiser) - Chapters 1 - 4
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Identify the child and setting of your Positive Behavioral Support Plan

2

1-4

Development and Culture

  • Readings:
    • Textbook (Kaiser) - Chapters 5 - 8 & Appendix A
    • Textbook (Bredekamp) - Chapter 8
    • What Works Briefs 5, 6, 7 and 8 (CSEFEL)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Continue work on sections 1-5 of final project
31-5

Remediating Challenging Behaviors

  • Readings:
    • Textbook (Kaiser) - Chapters 9 & 10 and Appendices B & C
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Continue work on sections 1-5 of final project

4

1-5

Supporting Social/Emotional Competence

  • Readings:
    • Textbook (Kaiser) - Chapters 11 -13
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Continue work on sections 1-5 of final project

5

5

Positive Behavioral Support

  • Readings:
    • No readings for this week.
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete and submit strengths-based support plan for targeted child

Current as of: October 27, 2017

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources

Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.