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The Art of Connections: Empowering Professionals to Respond Positively to Challenging Behavior – Part 2

The Art of Connections: Empowering Professionals to Respond Positively to Challenging Behavior – Part 2

About This Webinar

Challenging behavior elicits a response from caregivers and educators. However, steps can be taken to avoid responding in a way that will amplify the situation and result in exacerbating the behavior beyond control. Intentional planning should be taken when responding to challenging behavior to avoid implicit bias that will negatively impact the response of the caregiver or educator. When reflecting on the situation prior to response a better decision can be made. In this webinar we discuss how to respond to children’s behavior more effectively through reflection and the use of a neutralizing routine.

Learning Objectives:
In this webinar we will:
1. Determine the impact of challenging behavior on the adults’ emotional state and response.
2. Identify reflective practices to help respond to challenging behavior in a non-threatening way.
3. Identify the steps in a neutralizing routine to respond to behavior more effectively.


Dr. LaShorage Shaffer

Dr. Shaffer has worked in early childhood/early childhood special education for over 20 years.  She earned her doctorate in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, Dr. Shaffer is an Associate Professor in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in the Department of Education, joining the faculty in 2011.

Continuing education credit is available.


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