How to Handle Hard-to-Handle Preschoolers: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators

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Corwin Press, Jan 6, 2009 - Education - 136 pages

Discover the key to better management of children’s challenging behaviors!

This book provides educators of children ages 2 to 5 with strategies, tips, and techniques for managing various behavioral challenges and learning disabilities. Packed with hundreds of easy-to-implement ideas, this user-friendly resource provides a comprehensive overview of disorders from ADHD to Tourette’s syndrome and offers guidelines for meeting students’ needs within an inclusive environment. The author illustrates ways to help young children learn how to:

  • Regulate their own behavior
  • Solve problems
  • Use alternatives to negative behaviors
  • Handle their emotions appropriately
  • Succeed in the classroom and in everyday life

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Chapter 1 How to Handle Children Who Are Disruptive
Chapter 2 How to Handle Children With AttentionDeficitHyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 3 How to Handle Children With Learning Disabilities
Chapter 4 How to Handle Anger and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Chapter 5 How to Handle Bullying
Chapter 6 How to Handle Children With Bipolar Disorder
Chapter 7 How to Handle Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 8 How to Handle Children With Asperger Syndrome
Chapter 9 How to Handle Children With Tourette Syndrome and ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder

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About the author (2009)

Maryln Appelbaum is well-known internationally as an outstanding authority on children, education, and families. She has worked as a teacher, an administrator, and a therapist and has been a consultant throughout the United States. She has written more than 30 how-to books geared exclusively for educators and parents. She has been interviewed on television and radio talks shows and has been quoted in newspapers including USA Today. She owns a seminar training company, Appelbaum Training Institute, with her son, Marty Appelbaum, and they and their speakers train educators all over the world. She has master’s degrees in both psychology and education and completed her doctoral studies in both education and psychology.

Appelbaum's influence impacts the entire globe with her thoughts for the day that go out to thousands of educators via e-mail daily. Her strategies have been implemented in schools across the world successfully. There is not a day that goes by that someone does not contact her at Appelbaum Training Institute to tell her “thank you.” Those “thank you’s” come from teachers, administrators, parents, and students whose lives have been impacted by Maryln.

Appelbaum's books and her talks are always packed with strategies for success. She is a positive, motivational, dynamic, caring, one-of-a-kind difference maker for the world.

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