[R-0136] S6. Social Interactions

Citation: Meeker, K. A. & Kinder, K., (2018).  Planning transitions to prevent challenging behavior [Multimedia Resource]. Available from Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center with other sources.

Abstract: This resource is based on an article (Hemmeter, M. L., Ostrosky, M. M., Artman, K., Kinder, K. (2008). Moving right along: Planning transitions to prevent challenging behavior. Young Children, 63, 1822) and an event coordinated by NAEYC in partnership with the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI), with additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Integration: The Young Children article and the resource offer a discussion of why challenging behavior occurs during transitions, strategies for planning and implementing more effective transitions, ideas for using transitions to teach social skills and emotional competencies, and a planning process for working with children who continue to have difficulty during transitions.

Content Focus: Positive Behavior Supports; Signaling; Structured Transitions; Teaching Procedures; Mary Louise Hemmeter; Child Guidance

Notes: The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning Front Porch Broadcast Series includes presentations with synchronized recorded audio by authors like Hemmeter and Ostrosky as well as other links that may be of interest.