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Pediatric Respite Worker

Challenging Behavior 101 (PRW-301)

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.

  • 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