Communication Skills and Behavior Issues
Michael is a three-year-old boy with severe seizure activity. He has made friends in his inclusive preschool classroom and is usually very happy there. He has limited receptive communication skills, and when there are unexpected changes in the routine, he often reacts with disruptive or aggressive behavior. Through careful planning and the use of a picture schedule, Michael is learning to react more appropriately to schedule changes.
Please respond to the following:
- What is meant by “limited receptive communication skills”?
- What can be done to improve the situation for Michael?
- What can be done to resolve disruptive behavior issues in learning environments?
This discussion addresses the following unit learning outcomes:
- Describe the characteristics of behavioral problems and the importance of reducing and preventing problems in the preschool learning environment.
- Identify strategies for reducing and preventing behavioral problems in the preschool learning environment.
It also addresses the following Course Outcome:
CE240-3: Describe characteristics of effective strategies for young children with special needs.
Points and Rubric
This discussion is worth 30 points. Refer to your Discussion Rubric for specific grading criteria. The deadline for your initial post and additional responses is Tuesday night at 11:59 p.m. ET; however, you must participate over multiple days throughout the unit to earn full credit.
Remember that your goal for discussion is three-fold:
- To participate actively over multiple days throughout the unit.
- To contribute in a way that adds to the discussion and moves it forward in an original fashion.
- To use the course content to inform your posts and responses.
Keep in mind that when you post, you should always reference items you cite — be sure to use APA format for this. Also, be sure to refer back to the rubric as often as you need to during the week. The class is all about sharing knowledge, so use discussions as a way of creating a community resource for yourself and your colleagues