Behavior is communication. Children use behavior to show their wants and needs–even before they can talk. When adults learn to understand and respond appropriately to children’s behaviors, we can develop even better caring relationships with them, as Resource Guide 5 explains.
The Resource Guides in our series are intended for people who work with infants and young children. Most of the Resource Guides are accompanied by handouts with practical ideas and activities related to the topic. The Resource Guides were compiled by CEED for the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). They are posted with MDE’s permission.
Topic: Understanding Children’s Challenging Behavior
Resource Guide 5: Behavior Has Meaning
Handout 5.1: Children’s Behaviors Stretch across the ELOF Domains
Handout 5.2: Form and Function
Handout 5.3: Become a “Behavior Has Meaning” Detective in Three Steps
Handout 5.4: Helpful Resources
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