Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom

Presented by: Ginger Welch, Ph. D., Licensed Psychologist, Infant Mental Health Mentor-IV, and Clinical Associate Professor of Human Development at Oklahoma State University
0 votes

This video is available only to subscribers of edWeb TV. Click here to learn more »


This webinar is an introduction to understanding challenging behaviors in the early childhood classroom. Dr. Ginger Welch addressed viewing the child in context, the importance of observation, and normative child misbehaviors. She also discussed the concepts of internalizing and externalizing disorders, as well as how child, family, classroom, and biological factors can contribute to behavior challenges. Common early childhood diagnoses and points for referral and intervention were covered as well.

You will leave this webinar equipped to:

• Describe developmental factors that affect behavior and compliance
• Identify characteristics of internalizing and externalizing behaviors
• Name common early childhood diagnoses associated with each type
• Identify ways that families, teachers, and the child contribute to the development and maintenance of challenging behaviors
• List three common ways teachers can gather data about a behavior issue
• Describe high-quality and appropriate referrals for intervention or treatment