Understanding and Managing Emotional and Behavior Disorders in the Classroom

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9780130417138: Understanding and Managing Emotional and Behavior Disorders in the Classroom

Comprehensive and current, this new text will prepare future educators to successfully instruct students with emotional and behavior disorders in their classrooms. Readers will be given a sound introduction on the subject, from the foundations of the disorders, to a discussion of risk and protective factors, and also a general bio-psychosocial model. Several, particularly hard-to-manage disorders are featured in multiple chapters, and assessment is briefly addressed, including comparing Functional Behavior Assessment with regular assessment, the Behavior Intervention Plans, and Individual Education Plans. Behavior problems manifested and managed in the classroom is reviewed, with an emphasis on the development of positive behavioral interventions and supports. Also discussed are specific behavior interventions for problematic behavior, focusing on how such students are best taught, and how a positive school-wide program enhances the probability of program success. Families and siblings, along with promising future directions are also included, as well as thought-provoking case studies featured throughout the text. Special features of the text include: Overview and Discussion Questions at the beginning of every chapter, and a Summary and follow-up Discussion Questions at the conclusion, boxed features found throughout each chapter to clarify and further describe important content, including law-related issues, and thought-provoking case studies are dispersed throughout. The whole text will stimulate its readers to think about the behavior problems and issues they might address in the real classroom and how to best deal with each situation.

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Comprehensive and current, this new text will prepare future educators to successfully instruct students with emotional and behavior disorders in their classrooms. Readers will be given a sound introduction on the subject, from the foundations of the disorders, to a discussion of risk and protective factors, and also a general bio-psychosocial model. The whole text will stimulate its readers to think about the behavior problems and issues they might address in the real classroom and how to best deal with each situation.

Special features include:

  • Overview and Discussion Questions at the beginning of every chapter, and a Summary and follow-up Discussion Questions at the conclusion will spark critical thinking in readers, and provide practice for material on tests.
  • Case studies are featured in special boxes throughout the text–to prompt students to think of how behavior problems may be addressed. Every case ends with a question to the reader, “What would you do?”
  • Boxed features found throughout each chapter–will clarify and further describe important content, including law-related issues.
  • Discusses particularly hard-to-manage disorders in multiple chapters.
  • Assessment measures are addressed, including comparing Functional Behavior Assessment with regular assessment, the Behavior Intervention Plans, and Individual Education Plans.
  • Emphasizes the development of positive behavioral interventions and supports.
  • Features specific behavior interventions for problematic behavior, focusing on how EBD students are best taught, and how a positive school-wide program enhances the probability of program success.
  • Families and siblings, along with promising future directions are also included.

About the Author:

Grad L. Flick received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 1969 with an APA-approved internship at the University of Florida Medical Center.  A licensed psychologist since 1971, he has specializations in neuropsychology and biofeedback, along with certification as a biiofeedback therapist. He has also been certified in stress management, in employee assistance and has Fellow and Diplomate status from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists.  He has held positions in psychology at the University of New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine and has served as consultant to sereral hospitals in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast area.  Since 1971, he has been in private practice and is currently director of Seacoast Psychological Associates, Inc., in association with his wife Alma L. Flick, Ph.D.; they specialized in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning and behavioral problems.  Dr. Grad Flick is also Director of the ADD Clinic for children, adolescents and adults with ADHD where behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapies are offered as well as traditional psychotherapy, play therapy and various group therapies.     Dr.Grad Flick has had numverous scientific presentations and publication credits, conducted many workshops for both parents and teachers on ADHD, and has given lectures to various parent and teacher organizations on ADHD and Child Management.  His is author of Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD: A Practical Parent's Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors (1996); ADD/ADHD Behavior Change Resource Kit (1998) and How to Reach & Teach Teenagers with ADHD (2000); with all books published by Jossey-Bass. He has over 37 years experience in both research and clinical practice with children wo present attentional, learning and/or behavioral problems.  Grad and Alma have also parented a child with a learning disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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