Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: A Guide to Intervention and Classroom Management

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P.H. Brookes Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2001 - Education - 397 pages
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The innovative Building Blocks model helps you understand why students in grades K-12 struggle--and gives you the proven strategies to help them learn. You'll learn all about this easy-to-implement model in this practical, research-supported guidebook. The authors identify ten areas important to school success (the building blocks), divided into three levels: - the foundational level, including attention and impulse control, emotion and behavior, self-esteem, and learning environment blocks - the symbolic processing and memory level, containing the visual, auditory, and motor skills blocks - the conceptual level, comprising the use of strategies and the ability to think with language and imagesEach chapter contains proven strategies and direct information to help you meet your students individual needs, and a detailed questionnaire helps you assess a student's strengths and develop appropriate accommodations and instructional interventions. With this book, you'll understand the causes of your students' classroom challenges and design individualized and effective interventions--you won't want to teach again without it!

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I read this for a class. There were some great interventions to try and it was a quick read (for a text book)... Read full review


Theoretical Foundations
with Robert Brooks
Visual Auditory and Motor Skills

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Nancy Mather, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology, University of Arizona.

SAM GOLDSTEIN, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and is certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in the State of Utah. Since 1982, he has worked in private practice as part of a multidisciplinary team providing evaluation, case management, and treatment services for children and adults with histories of neurological disease and trauma, learning disability, adjustment difficulties, and attention deficit disorder. In addition, he is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and an Adjunct Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah; a staff psychologist at the University of Utah Primary Children's Hospital; a member of the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute; and a member of the Developmental Disabilities Clinic in the University of Utah Medical School Department of Psychiatry.

A prolific author, Dr. Goldstein has written or co-written guides for parents and teachers dealing with child development, attention problems and brain injury, numerous published articles, and several books, including: Handbook of Neuro-developmental and Genetic Disorders in Children; Lonely, Sad, and Angry: The Parent's Guide to Childhood Depression; Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior: A Biopsychological Approach; Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities: Myths, Realities, and Controversial Treatments; and, with Michael Goldstein, Hyperactivity: Why Won't My Child Pay Attention?: A Complete Guide to ADD for Parents, Teachers, and Community Agencies and Managing Attention Disorders in Children: A Guide for Practitioners.

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