Content & Objectives

Overview of the content and objectives for the Incredible Years® Program Series. View content and objectives for each program.

+Incredible Years® Parents & Babies Program
Program Name: Babies Program (Ages 0-12 months)
Parents and Babies Program Content and Objectives

Goals: Building Relationships and Attachments
• Getting to know your baby (0-3 months)
• Babies as intelligent learners/speaking “parent-ese” (3-6 months)
• Providing physical, tactile & visual stimulation
• Parents learning to read babies’ minds and be responsive
• Understanding how to help babies feel loved, secure and safe
• Gaining Support
• Babies’ emerging sense of self (6-12 months)

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+Incredible Years® Toddlers Parenting Program
Program Name: Toddlers Program (Ages 1-3)
Toddler Program Content and Objectives

Goals: Promoting Children’s Social Development
• Child-directed play promotes positive relationships
• Promoting toddler’s language with descriptive commenting
• Social and emotional coaching
• Positive attention, praise and encouragement
• Handling separations and reunions
• Setting developmentally appropriate limits
• Using distractions, redirections & ignore effectively to handle misbehavior

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+Incredible Years® Autism Spectrum and Language Delays Program
Program Name: Autism Spectrum and Language Delays (Ages 2-5 years)
Autism Program Content and Objectives

Goals of the Program
• Child-Directed Narrated Play Promotes Positive Relationships
• Pre-Academic and Persistence Coaching Promotes Language Development and School     Readiness
• Social Coaching Promotes Friendship Skills
• Emotion Coaching Promotes Emotional Literacy
• Pretend Play Promotes Empathy and Social Skills
• Promoting Children’s Self-Regulation Skills
• Using Praise and Rewards to Motivate Children
• Limit Setting and Behavior Management

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+Incredible Years® Helping Preschool Children with Autism: Teachers & Parents as Partners Program
Program Name: Helping Preschool Children with Autism: Teachers & Parents as Partners (Ages 2–5 years)
Helping Preschool Children with Autism: Teachers & Parents as Partners Content and Objectives

Topics
• Language Development
• Social Interactions
• Emotion Literacy and Self-Regulation

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+Incredible Years® Preschool Basic Parenting Program
Program Name: Preschool Basic Program (Ages 3-6)
Preschool Basic Program Content and Objectives

Goals: Promoting Children’s Social and Emotional Development
and School Readiness
• Child directed play skills to promote positive relationships
• Academic & persistence coaching to promote school readiness
• Social & emotional coaching
• Positive attention, praise & incentives to promote cooperative behavior
• Establishing rules and predictable routines
• Effective limit setting
• Positive discipline and managing misbehavior
• Helping children learn to calm down & self-regulate
• Teaching children time out
• Teaching children beginning problem solving steps through stories and games

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+Incredible Years® School Age Basic Parenting Program
Program Name: School Age Basic Program (Ages 6-12)
School Age Basic Program Content and Objectives

Goals: Encouraging Children’s Sense of Responsibility and Supporting Children’s School Learning
• The importance of parental attention and special time with children
• Academic, persistence, emotion & social coaching
• Effective praise and encouragement
• Using incentives to motivate children
• Household rules, responsibilities, and routines
• Monitoring children’s whereabouts
• Clear and respectful limit setting
• Ignoring misbehavior
• Using time out for destructive behavior & extreme oppositional behavior
• Imposing logical & natural consequences
• Promoting reading skills
• Dealing with children’s discouragement
• Fostering good learning habits and routines
• Parent involvement with teachers

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+Incredible Years® Attentive Parenting Program
Program Name: Attentive Parenting Program (Ages 2-6)
Attentive Parenting Content and Objectives

Goals: Strengthen Positive Relationships and Children’s Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Problem-Solving Skills
• Child-directed play promotes children’s confidence
• Academic and persistence coaching promotes school readiness
• Attentive emotion coaching strengthens emotional literacy
• Social coaching promotes cooperative friendships
• Imaginative parenting interactions promotes emotional regulation
• Creative parent play promotes problem solving and empathy

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+Incredible Years® School Readiness Program
Program Name: School Readiness Program (Ages 3-5)

Goals: Promoting Children’s Social Competence and Reading Readiness
• Child-directed play
• Positive peer coaching
• Social and emotion coaching
• Fantasy and pretend play
• Interactive reading
• Building children’s vocabulary and language skills
• Reading with CARE

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+Incredible Years® Advance Parenting Program
Program Name: Advance Parent Program (Ages 4-12)
Advance Program Content and Objectives

Goals: Supporting Family Relationships, Support Networks and Problem-Solving
• Active listening and speaking up
• Communicating more positively to oneself to manage anger and depression
• Problem solving with teachers
• Giving and getting support
• Problem solving about children’s problems
• Problem solving about interpersonal issues
• Teaching children to problem solve
• Family problem solving meetings

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+Incredible Years® Teacher Classroom Management Program
Program Name: Teacher Classroom Management Program (ages 3-8)
Teacher Classroom Management Content and Objectives

Goals: Promote teacher’s proactive classroom management skills to enhance learning
• Building positive relationships with students
• Preventing behavior problems – the proactive teacher
• Importance of teacher attention, coaching and praise
• Motivating children through incentives
• Managing misbehavior through ignoring, redirection and consequences
• Teaching children emotional regulation, social skills and problem solving

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+Incredible Years® Dinosaur Social Skills and Problem Solving Curriculum

There is a treatment program as well as a prevention program. Programs are purchased separately.

Program Name: Classroom Dinosaur Curriculum (Prevention) (ages 3-8)
Program Name: Small Group Dinosaur Curriculum (Treatment) (ages 4-8)
Dina Child Training Programs Content Objectives

Goals: Promote Children’s Social Skills, Self-Regulation, and
Classroom Behavior

• Making friends and learning school rules
• Understanding examples of feelings
• Wally teaches problem-solving steps
• Tiny Turtle teaches how to self-regulate and manage anger
• Dina teaches how to do your best in school (e.g., cooperation, listening, quiet hand up, stop-look-think-check)
• Molly teaches how to be friendly (waiting, sharing, helping, taking turns, teamwork)
• Molly explains how to talk with friends (suggestions, apologize, compliment, forgiveness)

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