Behavior Supports for Toddlers
When toddler behaviors interfere with their engagement with caregivers, learning through play, participating in daily routines, and/or keeping themselves and others safe, it may be appropriate to use resources and supports from the Behavior Supports for Toddlers (BEH) module. The strategies described in this module combine evidence from two practices: Antecedent-Based Interventions (ABI) and Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) in order to coach caregivers to address interfering behaviors in toddlers within their natural environments.
The AFIRM for Toddlers modules are designed for early intervention providers working with caregivers (families and childcare providers) of toddlers.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the EI provider through four lessons to facilitate:
- Reviewing basic knowledge about antecedent-based intervention and functional behavior assessment for toddlers.
- Planning with and coaching caregivers to use and monitor progress of addressing interfering behaviors.
The Behavior Supports for Toddlers module will take approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete.
Nowell, S., Sam, A., Waters, V., Dees, R., & AFIRM Team. (2023). Behavior Supports for Toddlers. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Autism Focused Intervention Modules and Resources. https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/behavior-supports-toddlers
DEC Recommended Practices (2014)
DEC recommended practices that apply specifically to behavior supports for toddlers module (PDF document, 3 pages)