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a visual presentation tracing the obstacle facing children in US society today and the impact on child behavior


  • 1. Challenging Behaviors

2. In order to be successful, students need: Self Regulation SkillsCommunicating and Learning Skills Making Friends &Getting Along With Peers Skills 3. Confident Friendly Have Good Peer Relationships Tackle Challenges Have Good Language Development Communicate Well Listen to Instructions Are Attentive Successful Students are: 4. Why then do they do what they do? 5. What do students do when they cant concentrate on a challenging task and are faced with something too hard for them ? 6. What do students do when they cant get along with others and they cant resolve conflict constructively? 7.

  • Any repeated pattern of behavior that interferes with learning or positive interactions with peers and adults. Challenging behavior is defined on the basis of its effects .

What is Challenging Behavior ? 8. Terrible Beware! Out-of-Control Bad Disruptive Difficult 9. May be used to communicate a message Challenging Behavior 10. May be used instead of words by a someone who has limited social skills or has learned that challenging behavior will meet his needs Challenging Behavior 11. Students engage in challenging behavior because it works for themChallenging Behavior 12. Many students engage inchallenging behaviors in the course of their development 13. Many students who engage in chronic, highly challenging behaviors proceedthrough a predictable course of ever-escalating challenging behaviors 14. SoberingFacts 15. An estimated 9 to 13% of American children between ages nine to 17have serious diagnosable emotional or behavioral health disorders(Friedman, 2002) 16. Students with Severe Emotional Disorders miss more days of school than do students in all other disability categories(U.S. Department of Education, 1994) 17.

  • More than half of students with SED drop out of grades 9-12, the highest rate for all disability categories.
  • (U.S. Department of Education, 2002


  • Of those students with SED who drop out of school, 73%are arrested within five years of
  • leaving school.
  • (U.S. Department of Education, 1994)


  • The correlation between preschool-age aggression and aggression at age 10 is higher than that for IQ. (Kazdin, 1995)


  • Early appearing aggressive behaviors are the best predictor of juvenile gang membership
  • and violence.
  • (Reid, 1993)


  • Of the young children who show early signs of problem behavior, it has been estimated that fewer than 10% receive services for these difficulties.
  • (Kazdin & Kendall, 1998)


  • We can help kids:
  • Environmental Design
  • Effective Positive Behavioral Interventions
  • Curricular Modification andAccommodation Strategies
  • Consultation and Technical Assistance

Good 23. Basic Principles Challenging behavior can often be eliminated or substantially reduced by a change in adult behavior. 24. Basic Principles Individuals, parents, professionals, and others who come into contact with young children often have strong emotions, expectations, and beliefs about certain behaviors. 25. Parents and professionals need each other when it comes to a student with challenging behavior.We need to be partners. 26. We should examinemost closelythe things we hold most dear." - Rene Decartes 27. Understanding Behavior Any Behavior That PersistsIs Working for the Individual Involved 28. The Single Event Is of Little Consequence- Its The Pattern That CountsUnderstanding Behavior 29. We Tend To Conclude That The Individual EitherCant orWont Do Otherwise Understanding Behavior 30. We all have a strong need to be in control, 31. It is how we meet that need that sets us apart. 32. It is possible to win a battle and lose the war 33. There are many children who begin their lives in poverty and without a secure attachment 34. Everyone needs love, especially when we might feel they dont deserve it 35.

  • Children are only as good as the environments we create for them

36. All kids need : Predictability, Consistency and Positive Interactions 37. When a student struggles academically, we look for instructional solutions 38.

  • Wehave to look for solutions when a student struggles behaviorally

39. If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all Pearl S. Buck 40. The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal bias Amos Bronson Alcott 41. How youlook at a person determines what you will see 42.

  • We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created themAlbert Einstein

43. All children need at least one person to believe in them 44. Peace cannotbe kept by force, it can only be created by understanding Albert Einstein 45.

  • We need to start fighting crime in the high chair,
  • not the electric chair.
  • George Sweat, Former Chief of Police
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina

46. The greatest challenge to a thinker is stating a problem in a way that will allow a solutionBetrand Russell 47.

  • Our Children are the Living Message We Send to a Time We Will Not See
  • Neil Postman


  • Be the change you wish to see in the world.
  • Mahatma Gandhi


  • The major ingredients are within your immediate possession.
  • The change can occur within a reasonable period of time.

Right Here, Right Now 50. So lets begin