Asperger's Syndrome is a fairly new diagnosis, this course provides an overview and diagnostic information as well as basic intervention strategies for children diagnosed with Apserger's Syndrome.
Have you ever wished you had a map to use when caring for a child with AD/HD? Travel through this course in discovery of the myths and facts of AD/HD and successful strategies for inclusion of children with AD/HD in child care settings.
In this course, you will examine the key characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and get the tools you need to more effectively include a child with Autism in your child care setting. Included in this comprehensive study are myths and facts about Autism as well as practical strategies to implement in your program.
Every child, regardless of the presence of a disability or special need, has the right to have access to a healthy and safe environment in which caregivers provide the support necessary for each child to fully participate in order to reach their optimum growth, development and learning. The purpose of this self-study is to provide early care and education professionals with information and resources to enable them to feel more suitably equipped to include children with special health care needs in their early care and education programs.
Childhood is often seen as a happy-go-lucky time when there are no worries or cares, just a long stretch of play, make-believe, and endless possibilities. However, the reality of childhood is that children experience times of stress and upheaval that leaves them feeling anxious and unsure. Because of this, children need a sense of safety and security from their primary caregivers. Some children will be anxious more than others and for different reasons. All children need consistency and nurturance by people close to them in order to feel secure in an often insecure world. Some level of anxiety is a normal part of growing up for most children.
This two chapter course is contained within three self-study units.
Chapter one is titled Observation: Finding the Function of Behavior
Have you ever thought: They're doing it on purpose? Join us to discover how, through observation, we can see the clues children give us to the purpose behind their behavior. Once we understand the purpose, we can more effectively respond to children's needs.
Chapter two is titled Tools for The Toolbox: Strategies to Meet Challenging Behaviors
This workshop offers many tools for working with children who have challenging behaviors, including specific guidance strategies. This chapter has very practical information you can use in your program.
Research on the rates of expulsion and suspension due to challenging behaviors in early care and education programs has brought national attention to the importance of supporting children, families and early care and education professionals. This self study highlights research findings and promising practices for supporting the early childhood community and intervening in challenging behaviors