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and realistic. This book has a frontline perspective rarely
found in textbooks. Examples featuring real children in real classrooms
make the information and strategies come alive.
2. User-friendly. Besides being fun to
read, this book is well organized, logical, and academically rigorous.
Numerous text boxes add spice and illuminate specific points.
3. Comprehensive. The text brings together
knowledge from neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, child development,
special education, early care and education, cross cultural research,
and proactive social skills programs and organizes it into a single
comprehensive (and comprehensible) whole. The research-based strategies
can be used separately or together, providing you with a collection
of tools appropriate for many different children and situations,
whether youre a student or an experienced teacher.
4. Culturally sensitive. Besides dedicating
an entire chapter to the vital role of culture in childrens
lives, the text considers cultural influences throughout. Snapshots
of the countrys largest minority groups point out important
cultural values that may lead to behavior being misperceived as
5. Strategies for preventing challenging
behavior. Two full chapters tell you how to prevent challenging
behavior by creating a physical space, program, and social context
that promote and teach appropriate behavior and social skills.
6. Strategies for responding to challenging
behavior. The book is loaded with strategies for reacting to
challenging behavior. There is a balanced overview of positive reinforcement,
consequences, and time-out; a clear description of positive behavior
support and functional assessment, which view challenging behavior
from the childs perspective; and a new approach, WEVAS, that
focuses on the teachers response to the child and furnishes
7. Inclusion. IDEA legislates inclusion
as the norm, giving all children, regardless of abilities, the right
to participate actively in the regular schools and child care centers
they would attend if they were developing typically. This chapter
helps you to minimize challenging behavior when you welcome children
with disabilities into your classroom.
8. Relationships and self-reflection. Relationships
are critical to good teaching, and especially to teaching children
with challenging behavior. In this chapter youll learn how
to make them work and how self-reflection can help.
9. Bullying. An entire chapter on bullying
describes whats known about children who bully, children who
are targeted, and bystanders, and suggests ways to prevent and respond
to bullying. There are also useful tips for working with parents
of children involved in bullying.
10. Risk factors and protective factors for
challenging behavior. The biological and environmental risk
factors are all heretemperament, substance abuse during pregnancy,
language and cognitive disorders, the violent media, poverty, and
more. You will also learn how to strengthen the protective factors
that make children more resilient and enable them to overcome the
risk factors in their lives.
11. The brain. The mystery of behavior
and the brain gets a whole chapter, revised to include the most
12. Family-friendly. Its hard to
underestimate the importance of teacher-family partnerships. This
book helps you to understand and communicate with families, even
when youre saying things they dont want to hear.
13. Questions for discussion. A section
called What do you think? at the end of each chapter
asks questions to help students make the material their own.
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