The premier Tier 3 intervention for the Pyramid Model, Prevent‐Teach‐Reinforce for Young Children (PTR‐YC) is a research‐proven, family‐centered approach used in preschool settings nationwide to resolve persistent challenging behaviors. Now this bestselling PTR‐YC guidebook is in a thoughtfully revised second edition, with enhancements and additions informed by user feedback, the authors training experiences, and new studies on the effectiveness of the model.
Developed by top behavior experts, this practical, reader‐friendly guidebook fully introduces the five steps of the PTR‐YC model: 1) teaming and goal setting; 2) data collection; 3) functional behavioral assessment; 4) development and implementation of a behavior intervention plan; and 5) using data, arranging for generalization, and next steps. Youll get instructions for conducting all five steps, case examples from real‐world experience, and the tools and assessment instruments you need to implement the steps effectively.
Ideal for use in a wide range of early childhood settings—including preschools, Head Start, and child care programs—this accessible guide will help you strengthen every young childs social‐emotional skills and address even the toughest behavior challenges.
Glen Dunlap has worked in the areas of developmental disabilities, early childhood intervention, positive behavior support, and family support for approximately 45 years. He is one of the developers of the Pyramid Model and was an early founder of positive behavior support. He was the first editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior interventions and was editor for 10 years of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. He also helped create the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce approach for addressing challenging behaviors and is an author of Prevent-Teach-Reinforce, Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children and Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Families. Glen is currently affiliated with the University of Nevada in Reno, and enjoys his work supporting doctoral students and early career researchers, and helping to develop contributions to research and practice.
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About the Authors
Foreword by Erin Barton, Ph.D.
Section I: Foundations of Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children
1 Introduction to Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children, 2nd Edition
Appendix: Key Terms
2 Engaging Families in the PTR-YC Process
Appendix: Case Examples
3 Preventive Classroom Practices
4 Interim Procedures for Managing Dangerous Behavior
Section II: Implementing Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children
5 Step 1: Teaming and Goal Setting
6 Step 2: Data Collection
7 Step 3: PTR-YC Assessment (Functional Behavioral Assessment)
8 Step 4: PTR-YC Intervention
9 Step 5: Using Data and Next Steps
Appendix A: Interventions
Appendix B: Case Example: Joel
Appendix C: Case Example: Jessi
Appendix D: Case Example: Ethan