How to help the child with difficult behaviours?

How to deal with a child with challenging behaviors?

Recognizing and addressing the underlying causes of children’s behaviors is crucial in fostering a conducive learning environment. It is imperative that we move beyond punitive measures and seek to understand what triggers certain behaviors. Here’s a summary of key points to consider:

Understanding Behaviors as Communication:

All behaviors should be viewed as a form of communication. Staff members need to dig deeper to identify the root causes of a child’s behavior.

Implementing the Right Strategies:

Most children’s behaviors can be positively influenced when appropriate strategies are implemented. This requires that staff are adequately trained and that these strategies are executed consistently and with fidelity.

Data Collection:

Just as we collect data on academic performance, it is essential to collect data on student behaviors. This information should be regularly shared with parents to ensure they are informed and can collaborate on solutions.

Parental Involvement:

Engaging parents by reporting behavioral data as frequently as academic grades fosters a team approach to addressing and modifying behaviors.

Reteaching and Reassessment:

Just as we provide additional support and opportunities for reassessment in academics, similar steps should be taken when addressing challenging behaviors. This includes reteaching appropriate behaviors and providing practice opportunities.

For further assistance in this area, Alicia Tucker, a Special Education Advocate, offers valuable expertise. She can guide us through the process of understanding and addressing students’ behavioral needs effectively.

Workshop Highlights

Importance of Data Collection:
  • Learn why gathering data on student behaviors is vital and how it aids teachers, students, and the school.
Effective Strategies:
  • Discover practical techniques for managing challenging behaviors in the classroom.
Building Trust:
  • Develop methods to build trust with students, fostering a positive learning atmosphere.
Informed Decisions:
  • Gain insights into avoiding labels and making well-considered disciplinary decisions.
Consistent Implementation:
  • Understand how to apply these strategies consistently to achieve the best outcomes.


Alicia Tucker, a Special Education Advocate with 26 years of experience, will share her expertise in managing classroom behaviors and building trust with students.