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Charlotte Thomson IserbytAssess­ing the babies is Oba­ma’s agenda

Anita B. Hoge

Ani­ta B. Hoge

An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge

This is the birth to kinder­garten men­tal health inter­ven­tions for our babies. This is research for the ear­ly learn­ing and the $1 bil­lion that Oba­ma is fund­ing for day­care and preschool.

This toolk­it Facil­i­tat­ing Indi­vid­u­al­ized Inter­ven­tions to Address Chal­leng­ing Behav­ior is an overview of the social and emo­tion­al and behav­ioral inter­ven­tions for infant through kinder­garten. This sys­tem uses the Pos­i­tive Behav­ior Inter­ven­tion and Sup­port (PBIS) of the Pyra­mid Mod­el to build an indi­vid­u­al­ized behav­ior plan. This is referred to in oth­er terms: mul­ti-tiered sys­tem of sup­port, and Response to Inter­ven­tion, (RTI). All of these terms and inter­ven­tions use the 3 tiered inter­ven­tions for ALL stu­dents. These terms are con­tin­u­ous­ly found through­out the ESEA Re-autho­riza­tion Act in the sec­tions for Ear­ly Learning.

The toolk­it man­u­al is a must read… every word is impor­tant in this book. Be sure to exam­ine pages start­ing at page 53. But the actu­al CHECK MARKS for the func­tion­al assess­ment begins on page 59 and goes to page 74 where the teacher (care­giv­er) is doing anec­do­tal screen­ing and assess­ment in this “func­tion­al behav­ioral assess­ment,” and the col­lect­ing of data on each baby. Things like tantrums, does­n’t put their toys away, sep­a­ra­tion anx­i­ety, cry­ing, not want­i­ng to take a nap, not play­ing with oth­er chil­dren, not shar­ing, hit­ting anoth­er child… all these are con­sid­ered to be men­tal health disorders.

This infant and tod­dler data is being fed into com­put­er banks. This is so encom­pass­ing and labor inten­sive in the data col­lec­tion, I’m not sure how they care for the chil­dren. The stroking of the par­ents to get then to agree to the inter­ven­tions has been referred to as “par­ent engage­ment,” also aligned in this manual.

Assessing little 4 year old Jason, page 59 http://www.ecmhc.org/documents/CECMHC_FacilitatingToolkit.pdf

Assess­ing lit­tle 4 year old Jason, page 59 http://www.ecmhc.org/documents/CECMHC_FacilitatingToolkit.pdf

This is also why the “FAMILY” had to be re-defined in ESEA. Get par­ents involved in the teams, a home vis­it, a sooth­ing “we are help­ing your child.” Just remem­ber the “white soft rat” stim­u­lus response activ­i­ty, and read this man­u­al, and you would nev­er put your child into a day­care or fed­er­al­ly fund­ed preschool cen­ter, EVER!!!

Facilitating Individualized Interventions to Address Challenging Behaviors (Ages 0–5)Authored by Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation-This product was developed with funding provided by the Office of Head Start, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through an Innovation and Improvement Grant (90YD0268). AUGUST 20113-tiered

Below is the doc­u­men­ta­tion for the Pyra­mid Mod­el from Van­der­bilt Uni­ver­si­ty, Cen­ter on the Social and Emo­tion­al Foun­da­tions for Ear­ly Learning

Van­der­bilt’s Pyra­mid Mod­el of Social & Emo­tion­al Development

Resources and Train­ing (many links for research)

Follow the link to the "biting video," e.g. http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/inftodd/mod1/1-3.mpg

Fol­low the link to the “bit­ing video,” e.g.

Mod­ule 1

Address­ing Chal­leng­ing Behav­iors of infants and toddlers

Inven­to­ry of Practices

Below are illus­tra­tions from Pennsylvania:

Penn­syl­va­ni­a’s Mul­ti Tiered Sys­tem of Sup­port http://www.pattan.net/category/Educational%20Initiatives/Multi-Tiered%20Systems%20of%20Support%20(MTSS-RtII)

RTI Train­ing Model-Pennsylvania
http://pattan.net-website.s3.amazonaws.com/images/instructional/2012/05/14/District%20Level%20RtII%20Implementation%20Training%20Module.ppt3 Tier PA