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  • Teaching Tools for Young Children logoCreating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior
    This product is made up of a variety of tools including handouts, worksheets, techniques, strategies, visuals and other materials that assist teachers in creating a plan to support young children who are having challenging behavior. Teaching Tools is available for download from this website as a "zip" file, which means that you can download the User's Manual, Routine Based Support Guide, and many handouts, visuals and other materials included in Teaching Tools in one convenient package.

Team Tennessee has developed additional routine-based guides for teachers and families. In addition to the classroom guide for toddlers and preschoolers, they have developed a family routine-based guide for early elementary age children, a routine-based guide for early elementary classrooms, and building relationships routine-based guide for infants. They have generously agreed to share this work with TACSEI web site visitors. Thank you Beth Vorhaus and Team Tennessee!

  • Family Routine Based Support Guide: Building Relationships with InfantsFamily Routine Based Support Guide: Building Relationships with Infants
    Created by Team Tennessee, this guide was developed to assist parents and caregivers in building relationships with their infants as well as in developing a plan to support their infants. Children engage in challenging behavior for a variety of reasons, but all children use challenging behavior to communicate messages. Challenging behavior, typically, communicates a need to escape or avoid a person/activity or communicates a desire to obtain someone/something. Once parents understand the purpose or meaning of the behavior, they can begin to select strategies to change the behavior. They can do this by selecting prevention strategies, teaching new skills, and changing the way they respond in an effort to eliminate or minimize the challenging behavior.This Family Routine Guide also includes strategies for common routines and activities that occur during a family’s week.
  • Family Routine Based Support Guide: Early Elementary-4 to 8 years oldsFamily Routine Based Support Guide: Early Elementary-4 to 8 years olds
    Created by Team Tennessee, this Family Routine Guide was developed to assist parents and caregivers in developing a plan to support young children who are using challenging behavior. Children engage in challenging behavior for a variety of reasons, but all children use challenging behavior to communicate messages. Challenging behavior, typically, communicates a need to escape or avoid a person/activity or communicates a desire to obtain someone/something. Once parents understand the purpose or meaning of the behavior, they can begin to select strategies to change the behavior. They can do this by selecting prevention strategies, teaching new skills, and changing the way they respond in an effort to eliminate or minimize the challenging behavior. The Family Routine Guide includes strategies for the common routines and activities that occur during the family’s week.
  • Classroom Routine Support Guide: Early Elementary K-2nd gradeClassroom Routine Support Guide: Early Elementary K-2nd grade
    This Routine Based Support Guide was developed to assist teachers in problem-solving a plan to support young children who are having challenging behavior. As teachers know, children engage in challenging behavior for a variety of reasons, but all children use challenging behavior to communicate messages. Challenging behavior typically communicates a need to escape or avoid a person(s)/activity or a desire to obtain someone/something. Once teachers understand the purpose or meaning of the behavior, they can begin to select strategies to make the behavior irrelevant, inefficient, and ineffective. They can do this by selecting prevention strategies, teaching new skills, and changing responses in an effort to eliminate or minimize the challenging behavior. The Routine Based Support Guide is a manual that includes "Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior". The guide is organized into the routines/activities that would typically occur in an early childhood classrooms.
  • Teaching Tools for Young Children logoComplete Guide to Positive Behavior Support
    Created as a "take-away" tool to accompany the TACSEI Six Steps of PBS (Positive Behavior Support) learning modules, this Word document is a complete reference that outlines the entire PBS process. For your convenience, this comprehensive reference also includes links to all the forms, information sheets and worksheets described in the learning modules as well as websites and resources in easy-to-access sections at the end of the document.