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Preventing Challenging Behavior: A Model for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Glen Dunlap and Phil Strain

This web and teleconference event includes a recorded on-line presentation and a live teleconference discussion during which participants had the opportunity to ask presenters questions about the topic.

Challenging behaviors of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are the most serious impediment to healthy social, emotional, and intellectual development. Challenging behaviors are a major barrier to inclusive and optimal education and they detract from a family’s quality of life. Therefore, there is a great need for strategies that are effective at preventing challenging behaviors and promoting adaptive social-emotional development. This session provides a discussion of issues related to ASD and prevention of challenging behaviors, and presents a three-tiered framework for organizing prevention and intervention strategies. The prevention approach described in this session is appropriate for home, community and preschool applications. (November, 2009)

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