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Pediatric Respite Worker

Challenging Behavior 101 (PRW-301)


Description
Even though we know that children are not just "little adults," sometimes our expectations of them are wildly unrealistic. There are ways to help a child WANT to be your friend, and WANT to do as you ask so that the fun can continue. This module will give you a quick introduction to using the principles of behavior analysis to keep the positive behavior flowing and tried and true tricks for making sure that you can get past a challenging behavior.

Caring for children and adults with a medical diagnosis or developmental delays is not an easy job. We know it, and we respect you so much for taking it on. We hope you find this course helpful.

Content
  • Introduction - the Five Functions of Behavior
  • Sheldon teaches Penny 'correct' behavior
  • Review of Reinforcement and Punishment
  • Applying what we have learned...
  • Writing down what happened.
  • 7 Principles for Effective Verbal Intervention
  • Escalation Cycle
  • What's the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum?
  • Screaming - and more - is it a tantrum or a meltdown?
  • What might the parents have tried differently?
  • Information you can use - how to get help identifying functions and intensity
  • MEATS Review in Context
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever