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

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Two reasons educators want to implement this book's Building Blocks model in their classroom: They'll have an innovative framework to help them understand the reasons why students in K-12 struggle. They'll have the proven strategies to help students learn. The Building Blocks model is practical, supported by research, and easy to implement. It identifies ten areas important to school success (the building blocks), divided into three levels: the foundational level includes attention and impulse control, emotion and behavior, self-esteem, and learning environment blocks the symbolic processing and memory level contains the visual, auditory, and motor skills blocks the conceptual level comprises using strategies and thinking with language and images A detailed questionnaire for each block helps identify a student's strengths and limitations, cultivate their strengths, address the weaker areas, and develop appropriate accommodations and instructional interventions. Each chapter contains proven teacher strategies to give educators direct information to meet students' individual needs. Once educators understand the causes of students' classroom challenges, educators can design individualized and effective interventions.

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Dr. Mather is an associate professor at the University of Arizona in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology. She specializes in the areas of reading, writing, and learning disabilities. She received her doctorate from the University of Arizona in 1985 in learning disabilities with minor areas of study in reading and school psychology. Other professional interests include adapting special education strategies to help general education teachers accommodate student diversity. She has conducted numerous workshops nationally and internationally on assessment, instruction, and issues that affect service delivery for individuals with learning disabilities. Dr. Mather co-authored the Woodcock-Johnson III Complete Battery with Richard M. Woodcock and Kevin S. McGrew (Riverside Publishing, 2000). She has also co-authored Overcoming Underachieving: An Action Guide for Helping Your Child Succeed in School with Sam Goldstein (John Wiley & Sons, 1998).

Dr. Goldstein is a clinical neuropsychologist, a nationally certified school psychologist, and a member of the faculty at the Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center (NLBC) in Salt Lake City, Utah, and he is on staff at the Primary Children's Medical Center and the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Goldstein has served as Chairman of the National Professional Advisory Board for the organization Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(CHADD). He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Attention Disorders and is on the editorial boards of four journals, including the Journal of Learning Disabilities. Dr. Goldstein speaks internationally on a wide range of child development topics. His publications include articles, guides, book chapters, and 11 texts on subjects including genetic and developmental disorders, depression, classroom consultation, learning disability, and attention-defecit/hyperactivity disorder. He co-authored Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope ans Optimism with Dr. Robert Brooks(Contemporary Books, 2001)

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"If I could, I would simply hand this book out to every teacher I know, meet, or pass by, with the exhortation to read it!" --Lynne E. Jaffe, Ph.D.

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