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Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Challenging Behaviors

Presented by Ginger Welch, Ph. D., Licensed Psychologist, Infant Mental Health Mentor-IV, and Clinical Associate Professor of Human Development at Oklahoma State University
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning


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This webinar is an introduction to understanding challenging behaviors in the early childhood classroom. Dr. Ginger Welch addresses viewing the child in context, the importance of observation, and normative child misbehaviors. She also discusses the concepts of internalizing and externalizing disorders, as well as how child, family, classroom, and biological factors can contribute to behavior challenges. Common early childhood diagnoses and points for referral and intervention are covered as well.

You will leave this recorded session equipped to:

• Describe developmental factors that affect behavior and compliance
• Identify characteristics of internalizing and externalizing behaviors
• Name common early childhood diagnoses associated with each type
• Identify ways that families, teachers, and the child contribute to the development and maintenance of challenging behaviors
• List three common ways teachers can gather data about a behavior issue
• Describe high-quality and appropriate referrals for intervention or treatment

Early childhood teachers of children birth to preschool, as well as administrators, curriculum specialists, and mental health consultants to these schools are invited to watch this recorded webinar. Learn how to better understand and address challenging behaviors in your classroom or school.

Ginger WelchAbout the Presenter

Ginger Welch, Ph.D. is a clinical associate professor and infant mental health specialist at Oklahoma State University. She is a private practice psychologist specializing in evaluation and consultation services to infants and young children, including those who have been abused or neglected. Ginger also serves children with chronic or serious health conditions including sickle cell disease, cancer, and prematurity. She co-authored the book The Neglected Child and has presented her work on child maltreatment at many national conferences including the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the American Psychological Association, and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Ginger has also taught nationally and internationally on topics related to child development, child abuse, and counseling.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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