Posts Tagged: early childhood behavior

Inconsistency and Behavior

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“My child did what?!” Have you ever been surprised to discover that your child behaves completely differently when he’s in someone else’s care? Have you heard about his behavior with his grandparents, for instance, and it’s unrecognizable to you? Have you observed him behaving out of character (shy, wound up, etc.) around same-age peers? If… Read more »

WTF … What’s the Function?

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Every behavior serves a purpose. That purpose is called the function or the “why” the behavior occurs. Behavior “works” for kids when they are “rewarded” or reinforced with what they are seeking. For example, when a child is throwing a tantrum in the Target toy aisle because they want the newest Ninjago Lego Set, the… Read more »

Tiny Humans

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I am a behavior specialist. I spend my days…AND nights dissecting behaviors, determining the functions of behaviors, and deciding on interventions to put in place to decrease negative behaviors and increase the positive ones. I am also a mother of two. My kids are 4 and 6 and I often hear, “Oh as a behavior… Read more »

Creating a Concept of Time

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One of the easiest to use and often underused behavior intervention tools is a timer.  They are easy to use, easy to transport, and you can use them for just about anything!  There are many different types of timers including: visual, sand/hourglass, egg, task (based on amount of tasks completed vs. elapsed time), and countdown…. Read more »

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