Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children: The Early Childhood Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support (Paperback)

Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children: The Early Childhood Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support By Glen Dunlap, Kelly Wilson, Phillip S. Strain Cover Image
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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. You'll 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 child's social‐emotional skills and address even the toughest behavior challenges.


  • New chapter on classroom‐wide procedures that help prevent challenging behavior
  • New chapter on interim solutions to extreme challenging behavior
  • Updates and revisions throughout based on feedback from users over the last 8 years
  • New evidence of the effectiveness of PTR‐YC, demonstrated by a recent randomized controlled trial and single case experimental analyses
  • More on ensuring fidelity and sustainability, increasing the chances for long‐term positive outcomes
  • Updated downloadable materials now online: checklists, rating scales, and a classroom practices assessment

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781681255484
ISBN-10: 1681255480
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
Publication Date: February 25th, 2022
Pages: 248
Language: English