School Success for Kids With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

School Success for Kids With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

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Overview

School Success for Kids With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders gives parents and teachers of students with conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, or other emotional and behavioral disorders the strategies they need to help these kids overcome their struggles and find success in school. Based on the experiences of psychologists and educators working with kids with these disorders, this book provides help for children needing to control their emotional outbursts and strategies to teach kids to monitor, review, and change their behaviors.

The chapters cover topics like managing the classroom, dealing with struggles with homework, choosing from options such as time out or restraint to control behavior, helping kids develop self-advocacy strategies and independence, and planning services and accommodations for these disorders. The book also includes multiple tools for parents and teachers to reproduce and use immediately to help their students with emotional and behavioral problems overcome their challenges.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593638269
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michelle R. Davis, Vincent P. Culotta, Eric A. Levine, and Elizabeth Hess Rice are experts representing the education, medicine, neuropsychology, and research domains of children with challenging behaviors. Their much-sought-after services in evaluation, treatment, and education of children with emotional and behavioral disorders in the Washington, DC area aim to increase school success among this population.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

Part I Background and Perspective

Chapter 1 The Many Faces of Students With Challenging Behavior 3

Prevalence 5

How to Use This Book 6

Who Are These Kids? 7

Chapter 2 Learning From History 13

How Have Children With Challenging Behavior Historically Been Served in School? 17

History of Definition 29

Chapter 3 School Culture and Perception of Challenging Behaviors 33

Adult Perceptions 35

Perceptions About Socioeconomic Status, Race, Gender, and Giftedness and School Intervention 38

Family Factors 45

School Culture 46

Part II Schools and Classrooms

Chapter 4 Schoolwide and Classroom Supports: Universal and Secondary Prevention Programs 51

Top 10 Critical Quality Indicators for Schoolwide and Classroom Interventions 53

Schoolwide and Classwide Supports 81

Chapter 5 Discipline 89

Negative Effects of Removal From School 91

Suspension and Expulsion 93

Alternative Schools 95

Physical Restraint 96

Students With Disabilities and Discipline 101

Part III The Individual Child

Chapter 6 Evaluating Emotions and Behaviors 109

What Is Evaluation? 111

Formal Versus Informal Evaluation 121

Chapter 7 Functional Behavior Assessment 129

Define the Behavior 133

Develop the Hypothesis 135

Conduct the Intervention With Fidelity 139

Collect Data 139

Reflection 145

Revision 145

Chapter 8 Eligibility: Qualifying for Services 155

What Is Eligibility and Why Is It Important? 156

What Laws Govern Eligibility Decisions? 157

What if the Team Determines the Child Is Not Eligible? 168

Involving Parents 170

Chapter 9 Individual Plans 173

Relevant Factors 175

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) 176

The 504 Plan 198

Chapter 10 The Brain and Behavior 207

Basic Assumptions 210

Brain Structures 211

Neuroimaging 214

The Brain and Behavior 216

Early Intervention 218

School Success and Interventions 225

Role of the Parent 228

Chapter 11 Diagnoses: What Do They Mean? 231

The Laundry List 233

A Problem Becomes a Disorder 235

What Is the DSM-IV-TR? 239

What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? 240

What Is a Conduct Disorder? 241

Common Co-Occurring Conditions 242

Giftedness and Behavior 245

Chapter 12 Medications 249

To Medicate or Not: Factors 252

Types of Prescribing Doctors 254

Symptoms That May Respond to Medication 257

Chapter 13 Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy 267

Self-Determination 268

Factors of Successful Transitions to Post-K-12 Schooling 270

Conclusion 277

References 279

About the Authors 293

About the Contributor 297

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