Increasingly, teachers are called upon to guide children toward being emotionally healthy, socially adept, and academically successful. This concise manual will help educators recognize and deal with a variety of nonacademic issues that can hamper a child’s classroom performance. Included are:
Definitions and descriptions of underlying problems and disorders.
Interpretations of childhood symptoms, such as fear, emotional outbursts, hyperactivity, withdrawal, and inappropriate behaviors.
A chapter devoted to understanding children’s reactions to violence, whether witnessed or experienced directly.
Appropriate intervention points for children having difficulties, and guidance on how to recognize the need for professional assistance.
Case summaries demonstrating the behaviors discussed and the most positive steps taken by teachers to improve lives—including the voices of the students, parents, and teachers involved."