CDEV 96 Understanding Children with Challenging Behaviors (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Overview of issues related to children who exhibit challenging behaviors in early childhood programs. Explores current brain research, theories in preventing challenging behaviors, intervention approaches, the importance of nurturing relationships and reflective practices.
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify situational causes for challenging behaviors.
- Outcome 2: Describe the relationship between resiliency and risk factors in young children with challenging behaviors.
- Outcome 3: Understand how biochemistry and sensory experiences influence brain growth and development.
- Outcome 4: Examine how allergies, temperament and sensory processing contribute to challenging behaviors.
- Outcome 5: Identify strategies for preventing challenging behaviors in young children.
- Outcome 6: Examine the child's family cultural expectations and outcomes in relationship to challenging behaviors.
- Outcome 7: Define and describe the influence and importance of nurturing relationships between the caregiver and child with challenging behaviors.
- Outcome 8: Identify assessment tools and reflective practices to support children with challenging behaviors.