presented by Renee Watling
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Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Watling has been a pediatric occupational therapist in Washington State since 1992. She has worked in clinic, school, and private practice settings; has lectured extensively at state, regional, and national conferences; and has published extensively on the topics of sensory processing, sensory-based occupational therapy intervention, and issues related to services for children with autism.…Read full bio
1. What is Challenging Behavior?
This chapter provides a foundation for understanding challenging behaviors and the effects they have for the child and those around the child. Concepts from behavior theory and occupational therapy theory are introduced.
2. An Introduction to Behavior Theory
An introduction to behavior theory lays the foundation for developing operational definitions of behaviors, determining antecedents to behavior, and identifying consequences of behavior. These factors are critical for designing effective interventions for challenging behaviors.
3. Functions of Challenging Behaviors
All behaviors serve a purpose. Understanding the purpose of a particular behavior is the first key in addressing the behavior. This chapter explores the three primary functions of behaviors and discusses how to determine the function of a particular behavior.