Children Who Fail at School but Succeed at Life by Mark KatzUnderstanding resiliency and student success by studying people who succumbed to risk but later triumphed. A number of people who failed in school currently enjoy meaningful and successful lives. They include, though they are by no means limited to, those with attention and executive function challenges, learning disabilities, learning and behavioral challenges arising out of traumatic events in their lives, and even those impacted by all of the above. Up until recently, little attention was paid to successful people who did poorly in school. Why? One reason might be that many of us doubted that it was actually possible. After all, many loving parents and caring teachers spent countless hours trying their hardest to help these failing children turn things around in school, sometimes with little or nothing to show for it. If these children continued to struggle and fail in school with all this help and support, it was understandable to assume that they would not succeed in the real world decades later without it. So what did we miss? Why were we so wrong about them? And perhaps most importantly, how can their life experiences help educators and parents understand what schools can do better to support students who are struggling today? In his groundbreaking new book, Mark Katz draws on research findings in clinical and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, and other fields of study--as well as stories of successful individuals who overcame years of school failure--to answer these and other questions. In the process, he shows how children who fail at school but succeed at life can give teachers and schools, counselors and health care professionals, parents and guardians--even those whose childhood struggles have persisted into their adult years--new remedies for combating learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges; reducing juvenile crime, school dropout, and substance abuse; improving our health and well-being; and preventing medical problems later in life.
Call Number: LC4601 .K37 2016
Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior by Robert Meyer; Christopher WeaverCase Studies in Abnormal Behavior brings the field of abnormal psychology to life with its rare combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship. This rich collection of case studies integrates contemporary and recognizable classic cases to illustrate a wide range of clinical and legal issues. To enable students to more fully understand the nature of the disorder, each case contains the full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. Significant family and social history data are also presented in order to give students a clear picture of how specific behavior patterns were generated and maintained
Childhood Psychological Disorders by Alberto M. Bursztyn (Editor)Childhood Psychological Disorders: Current Controversies was compiled to disentangle controversial issues, contributing to a fuller understanding of the needs of children with disabilities and the families raising them. The book focuses on emotional, social, and behavioral concerns such as the psychological dimensions of childhood disability. Specific, topical essays highlight the current state of knowledge and the nature of opposing arguments among specialists in various disciplines. The book opens with a consideration of the historical and social context of child disability, addressing the evolution of disability concepts and the changing nature of disability as a social/cultural phenomenon. Disability's impact on the family system and schools is explored, too, from the vantage point of educators, children, and their parents and siblings. Subsequent chapters examine such diagnoses as pediatric bipolar disorder, autism, the educational label Emotionally Handicapped/Disturbed (EH/D), food allergies and related disorders, and Gender Identity Disorder (GID).
Call Number: RJ506.D47 C45 2011
Responding to Individuals with Mental Illnesses by Michael T. Compton; Raymond J. KotwickiThis textbook is designed as a comprehensive guide for recognizing mental illnesses and responding to people affected by these disorders, especially during times of crises. It describes the signs and symptoms of a variety of psychiatric illnesses, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities that may be most frequently encountered by first responders, public safety officials, and professionals in the criminal justice system. Many of the chapters deal with specific categories of mental illnesses and provide basic skills to enhance interactions with people who have these disorders and who may be facing stressful situations. This practical guide aims to enhance the knowledge and skills for non-mental health professionals who interact with individuals with such illnesses.
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Dixes Fixes: Scene 1A year 6 maths investigation class is being disrupted by three troublesome pupils. Everyone is settling down after morning break, but a playground incident has run over into learning time. Dylan has knocked one of his classmates during a game of football - now he's winding up the boys on his table and threatening to smash their work. Latesha is good at making it look like she's working hard, but she and her friends are writing notes and picking on Josie. Charlie is the class wanderer; he can't stop fidgeting, and today he's sneaked in a PSP - he ll find any excuse not to work. This interactive SIM lets you try out three different strategies to tackle each of their disruptive behaviours. There are lessons to be learnt from both the two successful options and the one that doesn't work. Behaviour Management expert Paul Dix returns to the BEHAVIOUR CHALLENGE to analyse your response, giving advice and encouragement along the way.
I dream, tooProfiles the Benedictine School for Exceptional Children in Maryland which for over thirty years has accepted children from all over the world who have a variety of mental, emotional or physical disabilities, providing a program of functional academics and vocational training that has earned the school the reputation as the "Ivy League of Special Education." The school's educational philosophy--to challenge the students rather than to do things for them they can do themselves--is discussed by its director, several teachers, counselors and volunteers.
Classroom Behavior, Contexts, and Interventions by Margo A. Mastropieri (Series edited by); Bryan G. Cook (Editor); Melody Tankersley (Editor); Timothy J. Landrum (Editor); Thomas E. Scruggs (Series edited by)The focus of this volume is to identify and review issues and outcomes associated with behavioral concerns of students with learning and behavioral disabilities. Students must navigate a number of environmental conditions, task demands, and social interactions with peers and adults throughout the school day. To be successful, they must employ a variety of learning and self-regulatory strategies, as well as meet teachers expectations in the classroom. Students with learning and behavioral disabilities are more likely to fail in navigating the school day than nondisabled peers. Their failure is often associated with difficulties in some aspect of behavior. In this volume, internationally prominent scholars address contemporary topics such as grade retention, bullying and Harassment, response-to-intervention and universal systems in relation to how students with learning and behavioral disabilities are affected by them. Additionally, the scholars describe and discuss future directions for treatments such as social skills instruction, cognitive-behavioral prevention, social emotional learning programs, and self-monitoring. The volume is intended to be of interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, graduate students, and others who work with students with learning and behavioral disabilities.