Title

Functional Assessment of Behavior and Effective Supports for Young Children with Challenging Behaviors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Description

This article provides a proactive functional assessment and intervention framework for addressing challenging behaviors in young children. A three-tiered model is described that outlines prevention on the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels and remediation strategies that may be used to ameliorate challenging behaviors demonstrated by young children. Implementation of this model and its components in early childhood programs may reduce the intensity and frequency of challenging behaviors by young children and ultimately decrease the later development of emotional/behavioral disorders. Future research directions are discussed.

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