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Understanding Challenging Behavior: The Path to Behavior Support

When young children exhibit persistent challenging behavior, there are impacts to daily routines and activities that affect the quality of life for the child as well as the child’s family, teachers, classmates and other peers. This webinar will provide an introduction to how we can understand a child’s challenging behavior in regards to its form and function. Discussion and examples will be used to explain the importance of gathering functional data/information to establish a sensible and effective path to behavior support.

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May 18, 2022


12:00 AM


1 hr

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Guest Presenter(s)

Lise Fox

University of South Florida

Lise Fox, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, the PI and Co-Director of Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities), and a faculty member with the ECTA Center. Her research is focused on practical approaches to addressing issues related to the inclusion of young children with problem behavior in community settings, program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model, and individualized positive behavior support.

Glen Dunlap

University of Nevada

Glen Dunlap has been involved with the Pyramid Model since its original development, and has conducted extensive training, technical assistance and research on the social and behavioral functioning of young children. Over the past 45 years, he has also worked in the areas of positive behavior support, autism and other developmental disabilities, foster care, family support, and emotional and behavioral disorders. He lives in Reno and is affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno.

Janice K. Lee

University of Nevada

Janice K. Lee, Ph.D., BCBA, is a faculty member of the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has served as Nevada’s state coordinator for Pyramid Model implementation since 2010, when Nevada was selected to partner with the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Interventions for Young Children (TACSEI) for intensive training and technical assistance. Her experience and research interests include early childhood/early childhood special education, challenging behavior, positive behavior support, social and emotional development, autism spectrum disorders, working with families, and personnel preparation/professional development and coaching. Since 1995, she has worked with children, families, practitioners, educators, and professionals of various disciplines as an educator/practitioner, consultant, coach, trainer, and technical assistance provider across the U.S. and internationally.

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