The Importance of Addressing Problem Behavior Among Beginning Communicators Challenging behavior encompasses terms such as problem behavior, behavior disorders, and aberrant behavior. Brandenberg, Friedman, and Silver (1990)  reported that 14–20% of typically developing and at-risk children exhibit emotional/behavioral problems. The American Psychological Association estimates that between 8 and 12% of children experience behavior disorders (American Psychological Association, 1994). Walker ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2001
The Importance of Addressing Problem Behavior Among Beginning Communicators
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  • Joe Reichle
    Department of Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
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Article   |   March 01, 2001
The Importance of Addressing Problem Behavior Among Beginning Communicators
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, March 2001, Vol. 10, 1-2. doi:10.1044/aac10.1.1
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, March 2001, Vol. 10, 1-2. doi:10.1044/aac10.1.1
Challenging behavior encompasses terms such as problem behavior, behavior disorders, and aberrant behavior. Brandenberg, Friedman, and Silver (1990)  reported that 14–20% of typically developing and at-risk children exhibit emotional/behavioral problems. The American Psychological Association estimates that between 8 and 12% of children experience behavior disorders (American Psychological Association, 1994). Walker (1998)  reported that the incidence of challenging behavior is rising. Ample evidence suggests that challenging behavior during the preschool and early elementary years is predictive of future problem behavior (Coie, 1994; Schroeder, Mulick, & Rojahn, 1980). Consequently, early prevention and intervention efforts are very important.
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