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Volume 4, Issue 2 (Summer 2010)

Promoting Prosocial Behavior in Preschool: A Review of Effective Intervention Supports

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ABSTRACT: Persistent problem behaviors in preschool may indicate a path leading to more severe behavioral problems and difficulties with academic performance. Thus, it is critical that school practitioners are equipped with knowledge about proactive and effective behavior intervention for preschoolers. Although advances have begun, when compared to elementary and secondary populations, there is a need for systematic empirical study and dissemination of extant knowledge to preschool educators. This paper provides (a) a rationale for addressing problem behavior in preschool, (b) an understanding of available intervention strategies, and (c) information about current trends and existing gaps pertaining to behavior support in preschool classrooms.

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