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Barbara Kaiser is the former director of a child care center who has spent 30 years working with young children, their teachers, and their families. Now a consultant in early care and education, she frequently gives keynote addresses and workshops on challenging behavior throughout the United States and Canada. She has taught at Acadia University in Nova Scotia and Concordia University in Montreal.
Judy Sklar Rasminsky is a professional writer with special expertise in child care and family issues. She has won several awards for her work, which has appeared in American and Canadian magazines as well as college and high school textbooks.
Foreword by Sue Bredekamp
CHAPTER 1: What Is Challenging Behavior?
CHAPTER 2: Risk Factors
CHAPTER 3: Protective Factors
CHAPTER 4: Behavior and the Brain
CHAPTER 5: Relationship, Relationship, Relationship
CHAPTER 6: Opening the Culture Door
CHAPTER 7: Preventing Challenging Behavior: The Social Context
CHAPTER 8: Preventing Challenging Behavior: Physical Space, Routines and Transitions, and Teaching Strategies
CHAPTER 9: Guidance
CHAPTER 10: Functional Assessment and Positive Behavior Support
CHAPTER 11: The Inclusive Classroom
CHAPTER 12: Working with Families and Other Experts
CHAPTER 13: Bullying
APPENDIX A: Reflective Checklists for Chapters 7 and 8