This course is designed to identify the behavioral characteristics and temperaments of infants and toddlers; to define the differences between guidance and punishment; and to learn age-appropriate strategies and techniques for use with infants and toddlers. The primary focus of this course is to recognize the factors that affect behaviors, to recognize behaviors that are expected to naturally occur, and to recognize that the caregiver's response affects the outcome of the behavior or guidance technique. In addition, the course will address the sequence of developmental milestones, how these milestones influence the caregivers' response behaviors, and provide participants with appropriate behavioral strategies.
- Identify behavioral characteristics of young infants, mobile infants, and toddlers.
- Discuss the different temperaments of infants and toddlers.
- Describe the difference between guidance and punishment.
- Recognize external factors that influence the behaviors of young infants, mobile infants, and toddlers.
- Recognize appropriate caregiver's responses to the behaviors of young infants, mobile infants, and toddlers.
- Identify alternative strategies for guiding the behavior of young infants, mobile infants, and toddlers.
- Discuss common behaviors that require special attention.