Podcast: Inclusion Matters

Inclusion Matters is a podcast produced by CICC. Early childhood experts discuss a wide array of important topics for early childhood professionals.

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6. Challenging Behavior, Power-struggles with Young Children

6. Challenging Behavior, Power-struggles with Young Children

When the early educator gets into a power struggle with a young child, no one wins. We want children to learn independence and gain self-efficacy, yet they must also conform to the structure of our programs and build social relationships with others. Helping children learn to make good choices is an important strategy here.

(Length: 11:37)
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5. Challenging Behavior, Aggression

5. Challenging Behavior, Aggression

Aggression is a Learned Attention-Getting Behavior. Sometimes, children will use aggressive behaviors because they have learned that it ‘works’ for them. We can help children replace these behaviors with other more appropriate behavior through responsive interventions and teaching new skills.

(Length: 12:01)
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4. Play Issues

4. Play Issues

Podcast on "The Fundamentals of Consultation&": Inclusion specialist Priscilla Weigel describes the importance of play skills in young children and offers strategies to listeners on encouraging children who need to learn how to play. Children may sometimes use challenging behaviors because they haven t developed the social competencies needed to navigate a complex social world.

(Length: 10:35)
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The Physical Environment

The Physical Environment

Podcast on "The Physical Environment&": Inclusion specialist Priscilla Weigel shares stories and examples with CICC Director Cindy Croft on how the physical environment of a child care setting, including schedules and routines, can have a dramatic affect on the behaviors of young children.

(Length: 8:58)
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The Emotional Environment

The Emotional Environment

Podcast on "The Emotional Environment&": Inclusion specialist Priscilla Weigel speaks with Cindy Croft about the impact of the "emotional" environment on children s behavior. Setting up the environment for children s success is a key piece for all early childhood or school-age practitioners to consider

(Length: 9:50)
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The Fundamentals of Consultation

The Fundamentals of Consultation

Podcast on "The Fundamentals of Consultation&": What is inclusion consultation and how does it benefit children with special needs in early childhood programming? In this first of a series of podcasts on the topic of inclusion consultation, Priscilla Weigel describes the role of the consultant in helping children and staff feel successful!

(Length: 9:30)