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BEAM (Bridging Education And Mental Health) is an intervention model and conceptual framework developed for use by teachers/caregivers with the assistance of a BEAM coach. It uses strategies from the educational (positive behavior supports) and mental health (therapeutic) perspectives to address social-emotional development on four different levels.
This Info Module contains information on promoting play skills in children who have autism with specific strategies for interacting with peers.
This info module provides strategies for enhancing self regulation skill development in young children. The info module also discusses emotional and physical environments as they relate to a child’s ability to control their emotions.
Nationwide, there are approximately 5.8 million children reported with disabilities. Child care providers have unique opportunities to help break down barriers and be models to all children by treating children with special needs as children first. This info module will discuss the importance of child first language and the effect that stereotypes can have on people with disabilities.
The Nurtured Heart Approach is a method used to transform challenging behaviors in children with a high intensity temperament. This info module will cover the four parts of the Nurtured Hear Approach: super energizing success, refusing to energize or reward negativity, providing the perfect level of limit-setting and consequences, and creating a powerful internal sense of success for all children.
The existence of superhero play in early childhood settings seems to be a constant. Many practitioners are faced with the dilemma of embracing or banning this type of play. This Info Module discusses the benefits or superhero play as well as implementation.
Biting can be a common behavior among young children. The reasons why children bite other people can differ from child to child. This info module will discuss strategies for providers, parents, and children when biting happens.