The Meaning of Behavior and Appropriate Responding

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Monday January 03, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Monday January 31, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course

This course provides a foundation for the understanding of social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. It looks at individualized interventions for infants and toddlers through determining the meaning of behavior and developing appropriate responses. Identifying unmet needs, behavior as communication and responding to challenging behaviors are highlighted.


Participants will be able:

  • To identify the characteristics of challenging behavior for infants and toddlers
  • To describe and have an opportunity to use a process for developing and implementing a support plan to respond to challenging behavior
  • To identify family circumstances, including maternal depression that can have an impact on the social emotional development of infants and toddlers

Target Audience

Early Intervention Service Providers and staff, staff in early childhood programs across Pennsylvania programs, and family members

Topics Covered: Early Intervention

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Molly Martz, at 717-901-2151, or

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours
No credit


EITA Consultant

Event Contact:


Molly Martz

Content Contact:

Mary Montgomery