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2022-2023 Catalog 
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EDUC 245 - Challenging Behaviors in Young Children

Credits: 3
Presents the basic facts and skills needed to understand and address challenging behaviors and to teach appropriate alternatives. Presents techniques and information drawn from neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, special education, early care and education, child development, cross-cultural research, and proactive skills programs. Discusses the risk factors, protective factors, and the role of the brain in challenging behavior.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Define challenging behavior, aggression, and the role of culture.
  2. Identify biological and environmental risk factors associated with challenging behavior.
  3. Identify protective factors and defines resilience in children.
  4. Discuss the brain’s role in behavior.
  5. Identify effective preventative measures.

Program Outcomes
  1. Use reinforcement, motivation and data collection to facilitate positive behavioral support and assist in instruction and learning.
  2. Demonstrate performance indicators associated with the Core Competencies for Paraeducators in Washington State.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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