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Strategies for Promoting Positive Behavior

  |   Aaron School, Elementary School, Lower School, Middle School, Special Programs

On October, 14th 2015 Aaron School’s Elementary and Middle School hosted “Strategies for Promoting Positive Behavior” – A presentation with special guest speaker, Kirsten Cullen Sharma, Psy.D.  Clinical Assistant Professor, Co-Director, Early Childhood Clinical Service, Clinical Neuropsychologist at NYU Child Study Center | Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Dr. Cullen-Sharma’s presentation highlighted the following points:


The Basic Framework for Promoting Positive Behavior:


  • Proactive Strategies
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Problem Solving


The Approach (relative to all children):


  • Set goals (relevant and prioritized,1-2 at a time)
  • Provide warnings and cues for transitions
  • Model expected behaviors
  • Set clear expectations
  • Use clear commands (positively stated whenever possible)