Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-293) and index.
PART I. FOUNDATIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING-- 1. When Young Children Need Help: What Do We See? What Do We Think? What Do We Do?-- 2. Seven Building Blocks of Development: Understanding Core Emotional, Behavioral, and Social Competencies-- 3. The Contribution of Constitution: Understanding a Child's Temperament and Neurodevelopmental Profile-- 4. The Contribution of Family Life: Understanding a Family's History and Patterns of Interaction-- PART II. FOUNDATIONS FOR INTERVENTION-- 5. Setting the Stage for Mastery: Developing a Working Hypothesis, Goals for Growth, and a Plan of Action-- 6. Home-Based Strategies: Helping Parents Set Effective Behavioral Expectations-- 7. Classroom-Based Strategies: Mentoring Teachers in the Skills of Developmental Scaffolding-- PART III. SPECIFIC APPROACHES FOR SPECIFIC DIFFICULTIES-- 8. Helping the Shy, Cautious, or Withdrawn Child: Getting to Work When a Youngster Holds Back from Connections, Play, and Conversation-- 9. Helping the Child with Language and Information Processing Issues: Getting to Work When a Youngster Struggles to Understand and Be Understood-- 10. Helping the High-Energy and/or Inattentive Child: Getting to Work When a Child Has Trouble Slowing Down or Tuning In-- 11. Helping the Easily Frustrated, Impulsive Child: Getting to Work When a Child Doesn't Calm Down and Think Before Acting-- 12. Helping the Anxious Child: Getting to Work When a Child's Worries, Fears, or Sensory Sensitivities Take Over Daily Life-- 13. Helping the Disengaged, Offbeat, or Gifted but Rigid Child: Getting to Work When a Child Has Trouble Relating with Interest and Flexibility-- PART IV. QUESTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS-- 14. Additional Issues: Addressing Trauma and Loss, Monitoring Media Choices, Providing Guidance During Crises and More-- 15. Elementary School and Beyond: Perspectives for the Long Haul.
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When young children are showing signs of difficulty, parents, childcare providers, and teachers often approach practitioners for guidance on how to best support healthy development. Whether providing consultation in early education programs and elementary schools, or assisting children and families in clinics or private practice, these practitioners need a sophisticated understanding of early childhood issues combined with a down-to-earth approach to intervention. This practical yet comprehensive guide: BLReviews the multi-disciplinary knowledge needed to understand children's social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties BLOutlines step-by-step approaches to intervention for a a wide range of issues BL Zeros in on common problems in establishing relationships, communicating effectively, sustaining attention, and handling frustration and anxiety BLOffers accessible ways to describe principles and strategies to parents and teachers BLIllustrates the consultative process through richly detailed and engaging case material With its unique integration of theoretical material, real-world applications, and vivid examples of practice, this volume will serve as an invaluable resource for those working to help 3- to 7-year-olds and the adults who care for and teach them. (source: Nielsen Book Data)