An Alert by Anita Hoge
This is the birth to kindergarten mental health interventions for our babies. This is research for the early learning and the $1 billion that Obama is funding for daycare and preschool.
This toolkit Facilitating Individualized Interventions to Address Challenging Behavior is an overview of the social and emotional and behavioral interventions for infant through kindergarten. This system uses the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) of the Pyramid Model to build an individualized behavior plan. This is referred to in other terms: multi tiered system of support, and Response to Intervention, (RTI). All of these terms and interventions use the 3 tiered interventions for ALL students. These terms are continuously found throughout the ESEA Re-authorization Act in the sections for Early Learning.
The toolkit manual is a must read... every word is important in this book. Be sure to examine pages starting at page 53. But the actual CHECK MARKS for the functional assessment begins on page 59 and goes to page 74 where the teacher (caregiver) is doing anecdotal screening and assessment in this "functional behavioral assessment," and the collecting of data on each baby. Things like tantrums, doesn't put their toys away, separation anxiety, crying, not wanting to take a nap, not playing with other children, not sharing, hitting another child... all these are considered to be mental health disorders.
|From page 57 http://www.ecmhc.org/documents/CECMHC_FacilitatingToolkit.pdf|
|Assessing little 4 year old Jason, page 59 http://www.ecmhc.org/documents/CECMHC_FacilitatingToolkit.pdf|
This is also why the "FAMILY" had to be re-defined in ESEA. Get parents involved in the teams, a home visit, a soothing "we are helping your child." Just remember the "white soft rat" stimulus response activity, and read this manual, and you would never put your child into a daycare or federally funded preschool center, EVER!!!
Facilitating Individualized Interventions to Address Challenging Behaviors (Ages 0-5)Authored by Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation-This product was developed with funding provided by the Office of Head Start, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through an Innovation and Improvement Grant (90YD0268). AUGUST 2011
Below is the documentation for the Pyramid Model from Vanderbilt University, Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Vanderbilt's Pyramid Model of Social & Emotional Development
Resources and Training (many links for research)
|Follow the link to the "biting video," e.g.|
Addressing Challenging Behaviors of infants and toddlers
Inventory of Practices
Pennsylvania's Multi Tiered System of Support http://www.pattan.net/category/Educational%20Initiatives/Multi-Tiered%20Systems%20of%20Support%20(MTSS-RtII)
RTI Training Model-Pennsylvania