Unlike the model that has been widely used for hundreds of years, the CPS model focuses on the root of the behavior problem and how the child can solve that problem on his or her own. The CPS model, when compared to the traditional rewards and consequences model, is superior from a developmental standpoint because it provides a child with a sense of knowing how to control themselves in the real world without adult intervention. We learned in chapter three of the book about Piaget’s theory of social constructivism. Social constructivism is the view that knowledge isn’t just poured into the child’s brain, but rather it is based and formed on social interaction. This will cause a child to seek help when needed, rather than lash out from not being able to solve the problem on their own. The CPS model helps with this because it allows the student to see the behaviors they need to work on, and it provides them with a healthy and safe way to help improve and solve their behavior problems.
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