“The Tough Kid”: Practical Behavior Management
The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, Inc. Presents:
Maranda L. Porter, MSP
Outreach Coordinator/Behavior Consultant
Presentation learning objectives:
- Define Tough Kids in a practical, educational way that includes the externalizing behavioral excesses of aggression, noncompliance, and arguing and the behavioral deficits of self-management, social skills, and academic difficulties.
- Conduct an assessment process for Tough Kids that is linked to classroom interventions.
- Identify basic causes of Tough Kid problem behaviors, particularly the coercive process.
- Implement proactive classroom strategies to avert later problematic behaviors.
- Increase positive reinforcement in classrooms using unique and practical procedures.
- Use effective reductive techniques that reduce classroom problem behaviors.
- Design motivation-based interventions to improve the academic abilities of Tough Kids.
- Include and integrate Tough Kids into less-restrictive educational environments.
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