Assessing and Addressing Challenging Behaviors

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Date: Friday, August 23, 2013

Course #: W724

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: $150

Credit Available: 0.5 CEUs; 5 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 0.5 credential hours in the area of Atypical Child Development, 2 hours in the area of Assessment, and 2.5 hours in the area of Intervention


When young children present challenging behaviors, it is easy to become frustrated when interventions fail. This workshop presents an alternative method to assess challenging behaviors in children up to 36 months and more effectively address the challenge. Using video examples, participants will break down the assessment process to include precise observation skills and take a close look at conclusions made from such observations.Participants will use the work of Arnold Sameroff and the Transactional Model of Development to determine whether specific challenging behaviors require remediation, reeducation, or redefinition.


Lauren Wiley, M.Ed.

Wiley holds a masters degree and certificates in infant studies and infant mental health from Erikson and is an Illinois-certified Type 04 Early Childhood teacher. She has extensive experience working with children, parents, and early childhood professionals in school systems, mental health agencies, and residential treatment programs. She has consulted on the assessment and treatment of young children, adolescents, and their families in the Early Intervention System, the Department of Children and Family Services, community mental health agencies, and residential treatment facilities. Most recently, she was the director of the Illinois State Board of Education's Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project at Erikson Institute. Her consulting practice Bambini, Inc. provides training and consultation around children's mental health issues.

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