Working with Challenging Children: From Theory to Practice in Primary Education

Mary A. Efstratopoulou
Academic Associate in AMC, Faculty of Pedagogy, Special and Inclusive Education, London, UK

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU001000

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Education brings together recent research findings in children’s psychopathology with practical implications in educational settings. The text provides the latest user-friendly volume facts from neurosciences, psychology, special education, classroom management, child development, cross cultural research and can be used to guide educational professionals in typical or mainstreaming primary settings.
The book presents in-depth background information and strategies to help pre-service and practicing teachers to understand, prevent and address the emotional, behavioral, and social problems found so often in today’s schools. Techniques to understand and cope with anger, anxiety, attention or memory problems, problems in social interaction and school bulling and victimization, and ideas about practical implications and adaptations to the school environment are provided in a way easy to read and follow.

If you are an educator of behaviorally challenging students in school settings or you are working with challenging children in another context, such as after-school or recreation program or a social services agency, you will find this book a comprehensive and indispensable resource. (Imprint: Novinka)

Forewords

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I: Working with Challenging Children

Chapter 1 - Challenging Behaviour in Children (pp. 3-16)

Chapter 2 - Aggressive Behaviour in Children (pp. 17-40)

Chapter 3 - Memory Abilities in Children (pp. 41-88)
Maria Sofology

Chapter 4 - Attention Deficits in Children (pp. 89-106)

Chapter 5 - Developmental Coordination Disorder in Children: Not Just a Movement Problem (pp. 107-124)

PART II: Working with Children with Autism

Chapter 6 - The Messages of Behaviour (pp. 127-142)

Chapter 7 - Challenging Behaviours in Children with Autism (pp. 143-158)
Evdokia Papaioannou

PART III: Assessing Motor Behaviour in Children

Chapter 8 - MBC for Children: A Checklist for Children with Emotional, Behavioural and/or Developmental Disorders (pp. 161-176)

Appendices
M. Efstratopoulou, R. Janssen and J.Simons

Index 181

The text aims to extend and update the knowledge base of students and professionals in children’s education, gives new insights and provides new effective ways to approach challenging behaviour. The book is written for students in education, (special and mainstreaming education), and professionals teachers in primary education, physical educators and also professionals working with children in settings such as after-school or recreation programs or a social services agency.

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